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Open Day Weekend – 19th & 20th September 2015

This weekend is co-ordinated with the Open House London event, which showcases interesting buildings and architecture around London not usually open to the public. In this case, the floating pier house and the moorings of a community of live-aboard barges. http://events.londonopenhouse.org/building/17890 There will be a cafe with refreshments in the pier house, and archaelogy artefacts [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 19th & 20th September 2015

Open Days

Each boat has a plaque explaining its history (most of them are around 100years old), and residents are around to answer any questions about what its like living onboard. Don’t be shy with the questions, we’ve heard most of them before….Do you have electricity/internet/TV? Does it move? Why did you decide to move onto [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Hermitage River Projects, News, Open Day|0 Comments

Visitor Berths

Visitor berths open to all craft Hermitage has two visitor berths for short stays up to two weeks. Ideal if you are visiting London and need an overnight berth without the inconvenience and cost of locking into a dock, and providing a unique location in the heart of London. Visitor berths are open to [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Hermitage River Projects|0 Comments

Pier House

Pier House The Pier House  is available for hire. The Pier House space is approximately 10m x 4m, with glass doors dividing it into two, and with glass doors to the river front. There are folding tables and chairs allowing multiple arrangements for events. There is a sound system and [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Hermitage River Projects|0 Comments

West Sussex Young Adult Carers Volharding trip 30th – 31st May

Having kicked off the season with a 4 day Easter trip with the Southend young carers, we welcomed aboard a group of young adult carers who travelled up from West Sussex to Maldon for a weekend’s sailing along the Blackwater Estuary at the end of May. It was a trip eagerly anticipated by the carers and it proved [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on West Sussex Young Adult Carers Volharding trip 30th – 31st May

Hermitage River Projects

Hermitage River Projects is a registered charity that aims to promote knowledge and understanding of the Thames, its history, its ecology and the communities using it; to undertake educational initiatives that increase understanding of navigational and boat handling skills; to undertake cultural initiatives that promote and celebrate river heritage; and to encourage the use, preservation [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Hermitage River Projects|0 Comments

Open Day Weekend – 27th & 28th June 2015

Hermitage had two interesting historic vessels coming up the Thames to be here and open to visitors. The Thames sailing barge "Will" (built 1925, steel) and Tug "Touchstone" (built 1962).  All the resident vessels were here as usual, with information panels explaining their histories. The cafe in the pier house proved popular as usual. Another [...]

By | July 9th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 27th & 28th June 2015

Open Day Weekend – 14th/15th March 2015

Hermitage is excited to welcome Mike Webber back to the moorings to run two Mudlarking training courses. Saturday he’ll be taking guests down to the foreshore to look for hidden artifact from all periods of London’s history. Sunday you can then learn how to sort/identify your findings. More info/tickets available here Thames Sailing barge ‘Will’ [...]

By | March 12th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 14th/15th March 2015

Open House Hermitage

We're excited to be part of Open House again this year. We'll be open to the public 10:00-16:00 both Saturday and Sunday so pop by and say hello. We'll have two visiting boats, dutch sailing barge Volharding and tug Touchstone. See our listing here.

By | August 24th, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open House Hermitage

Pudge at our June Open Day

Just got given a handful of new photos from June’s open day. Available on flickr, but this is my favourite. Don’t forget to join us at our next Open Day on September 20th/21st where Tug Touchstone will be joining us

By | July 31st, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Pudge at our June Open Day