The Queen will make an official visit to the world’s largest remaining tea clipper on Wednesday, before its opening.
The vessel was given a £50m renovation, which involved painstakingly piecing back together the 143-year-old ship after it was destroyed by fire in 2007.
The renovation was funded partly by international donations, including one from Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who lent some of his photos to an exhibition to raise funds.
Nearly 90 per cent of the fittings are from the original ship, which now sits on 11ft steel supports.
Visitors will now be able to walk underneath the ship to see the hull of the ship that reached once record-breaking speeds of 17 and a half knots (20 mph).
Richard Doughty, chief executive of the Cutty Sark Trust, said: “We have raised the ship so she’ll be right up there with the best.
“She’s a beautiful ship, a name that everybody immediately recognizes. The fire touched people’s hearts. You value something when you think you’re going to lose it.”