World Leisure Jobs - Restored Cutty Sark unveiled by The Queen...
23 Apr 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
BLOG
PRODUCTS
LEISURE-KIT.NET
SUBMIT NEWS
ADVERTISE
SUBSCRIBE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

25 Apr 2012

Restored Cutty Sark unveiled by The Queen
BY Tom Walker



The Queen has today (25 April) officially reopened the restored Cutty Sark to the public in Greenwich, London.

The historic clipper was severely damaged by fire in 2007, but has since been fully restored thanks to a £50m redevelopment project that has taken five years to complete.

The Heritage Lottery Fund contributed a total of around £23m towards the conservation, while the Greater London Authority, Greenwich Council and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have also invested in the scheme.

As part of the works, the entire vessel has been elevated to a height of 3m (9.8ft) so visitors can see it from underneath, as well as climb aboard.

Other improvements to the visitor experience include the opening up of the ship's dry berth and the introduction of interactive exhibits. Inside, the main visitor route takes visitors into the lower hold of the ship.

Richard Doughty, chief executive of the Cutty Sark Trust, said: "Here we're looking at Cutty Sark the trader, getting people to understand that this was a Victorian cargo ship and it was built for the China tea trade,"

"That space is quite dark and atmospheric. Lights slosh around the inside walls and visitors walk on and beneath tea chests. They go through a forest of screens projecting facts and films as they progress down through the ship."

A children's trail delivers the same messages, but in different ways so younger visitors can also enjoy the experience.

Living History performers in costume bring the ship to life and a smartphone app using augmented reality allows guests to create a souvenir of their visit.

"Digital media really brings the stories to life," Doughty said. "For example, a magic mirror in the master salon shows the reflections of people that aren't here now, but were once. These include a war merchant and a lady from the 1950s touching up her hair and make up when the ship first opened in Greenwich. These are fun ways of engaging with the public."

Other facilities include a glass canopy which covers the dry dock and provides a 1,000sq m space for special events.

Following its official opening as a visitor attraction, the ship will come under the operational management of Royal Museums Greenwich.

The Queen originally opened the 19th-century tea clipper exhibit on 25 June 1957.

To read more on the development, click here.

Also, look out for an interview with Richard Doughty in the next issue of Attractions Management - Issue Q2 2012 - which is out in mid-May.

Image: National Maritime Museum, London


Connect with
World Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
Center Parcs advert controversy sparks calls for debate over term time school holidays
Center Parcs advert controversy sparks calls for debate over term time school holidays   23 Apr 2014

The controversy surrounding a Center Parcs TV advert which fell foul of the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for offering .... more>>
Nicholas Ronco's YeloSpa unveils exclusive month-to-month membership scheme
Nicholas Ronco's YeloSpa unveils exclusive month-to-month membership scheme   23 Apr 2014

YeloSpa's recently announced month-to-month membership programme the Alive, Beautiful Club – only available to 300 people in 2014 – is already proving .... more>>
Tour de France UK volunteers all set for Yorkshire showdown
Tour de France UK volunteers all set for Yorkshire showdown   23 Apr 2014

Thousands of volunteers are gearing up for the ride of their life after being selected as the first ever Tour Makers for the .... more>>
Himalayan Shangri-La Hotel cuts ribbon in Lhasa
Himalayan Shangri-La Hotel cuts ribbon in Lhasa   23 Apr 2014

The Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa has opened in the administrative centre of Tibet, located on a plateau which is 3,650m (11,975ft) .... more>>
Company profile


EAG International

With over 150 represented manufacturers and lively networking events the show has established itself as the curtain-raiser on the New Year.
View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Shaping futures

Shaping futures

Delivering training for the next generation of active leisure workers is a great responsibility. More>>




in this issue

• Olympic Park opens to public after £300m investment
• Disregard 'feelings' over obesity
• Bill Shankly hotel plans revealed



World Leisure jobs




Strategic Lead - Physical Activity and Health
Salary: £36,000-£40,000
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Deputy General Manager
Salary: Circa £67k per annum
Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
Commercial Director Golf
Salary: Circa £55,000 pa
Location: South East or Central England, United Kingdom
Company: Glendale Golf
General Manager
Salary: £35,000
Location: Albany Leisure Centre, Enfield, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




22-24 Apr 2014

Piscine Middle East

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


24-25 Apr 2014

Hotelier Summit Africa 2014

TBC, Casablanca, Morocco



Leisure Management magazine 2014 issue 2
Leisure Management
2014 issue 2

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Attractions: Sea view
Jason deCaires Taylor has combined his love of art and ecology to create two amazing underwater museums More>>
  Luxury brands: The High Life
From Armani hotels to Cavalli nightclubs, we look at some of the luxury brands taking leisure by storm More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2014 issue 1

Leisure Management
2014 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Last word: Julie Moskalyk
Julie Moskalyk reveals her plans for the earth sciences centre More>>
  Architect Focus: Kim Herforth Nielsen
The co-founder of 3XN shares the challenges and rewards of designing Copenhagen's Blue Planet aquarium More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd