Cutty Sark Rig Climb Experience

Cutty Sark Greenwich

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Cutty Sark Greenwich

King William Walk, Greenwich
SE10 9HT
+44 (0) 208 312 6608
[email protected]
Public transport:
Cutty Sark. Turn left out of the station and left again at the entrance to the shopping arcade. The Ship is by the river. Cutty Sark is in zone 2/3.


PLEASE NOTE: Cutty Sark Rig Climb is closed until Summer 2024. Check back nearer the time to book tickets for this thrilling experience.

Take part in the thrilling Cutty Sark Rig Climb Experience for breath-taking views across the London skyline.

What is the Cutty Sark Rig Climb Experience?

a photo taken from the deck of the Cutty Sark, looking towards the sky with people harnessed and climbing the Cutty Sark, waving and smiling

For the first time since the Cutty Sark’s arrival to Greenwich in 1954, visitors can now climb its impressive rigging to get a taste of what it would have been like to scale the towering masts of this historic ship hundreds of years ago.

The adventure begins with a safety briefing underneath the ship’s iconic copper-clad hull, where your guide will share stories of what it would have been like to live and work abroad the famous vessel.

Stepping on to the Main Deck make your way to the ship’s ratlines, a ladder-like network of ropes at the base of the masts, where you will begin your ascent up the rigging. Upon reaching the top platform you will be met with spectacular views across the Thames. Take in London’s impressive city skyline, spotting famous landmarks such as the 02 and Greenwich’s National Maritime Museum.

Feel the exhilarating thrill of the Lower Topsail Yard, the lowest sail on the mast of the ship, by gripping the horizontal bar and shuffling along the footrope across the iconic attraction below.

A controlled descent brings you back down to the Main Deck, where you can continue your Cutty Sark experience exploring the museum at your leisure.

What’s included and how do I book tickets?

The ticket price includes general admission to Cutty Sark so you can take part in the climb and explore the ship on the same day. 

Tickets cost £52 for adults (25 and over), £46 for under 25s and students (18-24 years) and £43 for children (10-17 years).

Make the most of your day out by pairing your rig climbing experience with a delicious afternoon tea at the Cutty Sark, served beneath the iconic copper-clad hull.

How long does the climb take?

a woman wearing a jumpsuit and hard hat, smiling and waving at the top of the Cutty Sark, with a view of the London skyline behind

The climb usually lasts around one hour. However, this will differ depending on the speed of the individual.

Please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled rog climb for a short safety briefing.

What age is it suitable for?

The minimum age for the climb is 10 years of age.

Children must be accompanied by one paying adult (18+) and require parental consent to join the climb.

Where is it and how do I get there?

The nearest rail stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. The DLR will also take you straight to Cutty Sark station. Greenwich Pier is also nearby, operated by Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.