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Posted on Tuesday 24th April

On 25 April 2012, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh will officially re-open the Cutty Sark following an extensive conservation project supported by £25m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

For the first time, visitors will be able to walk underneath the ship and view the elegant lines of her hull. The space also showcases Cutty Sark's extensive collection of over 80 ships' figureheads, never before displayed in its entirety on the site.

Sadly, the ship was seriously damaged by fire while undergoing conservation work in 2007. The re-opening is the culmination of six years' work and one of the most complex conservation projects ever undertaken on a historic ship was damaged by a fire.

For more information, visit www.cuttysark.org.uk

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