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Cutty Sark

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Cutty Sark
Greenwich, London

The Cutty Sark is a British clipper ship, built for the tea trade and designed as one of the fastest sailing ships at its time in 1869. However, the emergence of the more powerful steam ships soon led to the demise of sail-based trade. The clipper soon moved to the wool trade, holding the record for the trip between Australia and Britain for some ten years. In 1895 it was sold to Portuguese company Ferreira and Co. and renamed Ferreira, where it continued to be used as a cargo ship until purchased by retired captain Wilfred Dowman in 1922 and was instead used as a training ship. In 1954 the ship was finally retired and put into permanent dry dock at Greenwich.

A catastrophic fire caused extensive damage in the early hours of 21st May 2007. Fortunately, the vast majority of historic items had already been removed due to ongoing conservation work, and after lengthy restoration the Cutty Sark was re-opened to the public on 25th April 2012.

How to get here from National Maritime Museum:

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Walk: Head out of the gates and turn left on Romney Road. Turn right at King William Walk by the market, and the Cutty Sark is by the Thames. +

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General Directions to get to this location.

 

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«prev photo next photo»Photograph taken: 16th October 2012 by Terry Ronald Francis

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Dimensions in Time
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Filmed: 24 Sep 1993
The TARDIS materialises in 1973 London ...

 

Where to walk to next?

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Old Royal Naval College (Dimensions in Time). Enter the College through the gates by the visitors centre, and continue along the path until you reach the Grand Square.

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National Maritime Museum (Dimensions in Time). Head away from the Thames along King William Walk, past the market. Turn left into Romney Road, and the Museum is on the right-hand side as you walk along. Filming took place at left-hand set of arches.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Greenwich Peninsula (Silver Nemesis): 1.31 miles.

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One Canada Square (Army of Ghosts, Doomsday): 1.62 miles.

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Thames Barrier (The Runaway Bride, Turn Left): 2.24 miles.

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Rivoli Ballroom (An Adventure in Space and Time): 2.25 miles.

In the News:

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24 Apr 2012: BBC News - "In pictures: Cutty Sark ship-shape once more"

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2 Mar 2012: BBC News - "Cutty Sark in Greenwich to be reopened to the public"

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3 Feb 2012: BBC News - "Lifting the Cutty Sark into place" (video)

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16 Mar 2011: Standard - "Prince Philip checks up on the Cutty Sark before 'facelift'"

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16 Mar 2011: BBC News - "Prince Philip visits Cutty Sark restoration" (video)

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19 Oct 2009: BBC News - "Cutty Sark delayed by nine months"

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30 Sep 2008: BBC News - "Cutty Sark blaze was accidental"

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21 May 2007: BBC News - "Blaze ravages historic Cutty Sark"

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4 Nov 2006: BBC News - "Cutty Sark closes for restoration"

Further links about the location:

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Royal Museums Greenwich - Cutty Sark Official Website

Related Stories

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Dimensions in Time [24 Sep 1993]: The TARDIS arrives in 1973.

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