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The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship, built in 1869 to transport tea from China to Britain. It is one of the last remaining tea clippers, and also one of the fastest. The ship's name comes from the Scottish term for a short nightdress or chemise.

Over the years, Cutty Sark had a colourful history, serving as a tea clipper, a wool clipper, and even a training ship for cadets. The ship was damaged by fire in 2007, but was restored and reopened to the public in 2012. Today, the Cutty Sark is one of London's best attractions and open to visitors year-round.

Visitors to the Cutty Sark can explore the ship's decks, take in its stunning design and engineering, and learn about the history of tea and trade in the 19th century. The ship's exhibits showcase its cargo, life on board, and the ship's important role in maritime history.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • May 30, 2024 4:36 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

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