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Queen to re-open Cutty Sark

Cutty Sark Figureheads
Cutty Sark figureheads Credit: ITN

The Queen will today re-open the Cutty Sark to the public- five years after the historic ship was devastated by fire.

The ship was already under restoration when the fire took place, meaning that many parts of the ship were off site.

The restoration cost £50 million.

Visitors will now be able to walk under the historic ship - once the fastest in the world- for the first time.

The Cutty Sark re-opens to the public next month

The Cutty Sark was once the most famous of the great clippers

The Cutty Sark will re-open to the public next month - nearly five years after it was gutted by fire.

People will be able to get back on board the 19th Century tea clipper in Greenwich from 26 April.

The pain-staking project to restore the ship will eventually have cost around 50 million pounds.The fire was caused by an industrial vacuum cleaner which was left switched on

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