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 [...]
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’ [...]
2015 Open Days 14th/15th March 27th/28th June 19th/20th September (London Open House) Special Events March 8th - As part of the Thames Porpoise Survey, the Song of the Whale survey boat will be at Hermitage Moorings to show photos, sound bytes and more about the survey and all types of sealife found in the river. [...]
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.
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
Hermitage is excited to welcome Thames Sailing Barge Pudge to our next open day. A Dunkirk little ship Pudge is usually based in Maldon, but will be available for you to climb aboard and ask her crew anything from her history to what she's like to sail. On Sunday we're offering a Foreshore Training course [...]
Buildings all over London, usually closed to the public will be open throughout the weekend of 21st-22nd September as part of Open House. For the third year running, Hermitage Moorings is one of those. Highlights of this year will be our three visiting steam ships, and the chance to go on a river cruise! What's On: [...]
Its the Wapping Shindig this weekend, why not come by Hermitage beforehand to visit our historic boats? We're open both Saturday and Sunday 10-4. With a cafe serving tea, coffee and cakes. For the kids among us, there's even an activity sheet.
Thank you to everyone who came to visit us for our open weekend. The sun was out, and it was nice to see so many new, and returning faces. We're especially grateful of Ray, from The History of Wapping Trust who took 16 of us for a walking tour. I certainly learnt a lot - [...]
We hold "Open Weekends" at HCM several times a year where we invite everyone to come and say hello, and see the boats close-up. Do join us for tea, coffee and cake! ++ April 6th-7th ++ July 13th-14th ++ Sept 21st-22nd (part of ) ++ Dec 14th