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 and restoration of historic vessels.

Hermitage River Projects also operates the visitor berths at Hermitage and helps to coordinate events at HCM.

The charity operates on the same site as Hermitage Community Moorings, a co-operative which owns and operates a residential mooring at Hermitage Wharf, Wapping.

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2017 & 2018

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Hermitage River Projects contributed a grant to support the programme at the centre in Shadwell, located just a mile downstream from Hermitage. The Centre’s work with young people started with a summer programme in 1976. [...]

Totally Thames 2018: Mother Danube

July 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Join performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musician Emma Clare on a magical journey across Europe evoking the River Danube for a week of free performance at various unique and riverside locations as part of [...]

Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018

July 26th, 2018|0 Comments

This September we welcome traditional Thames sailing barge Lady Daphne to Hermitage. Lady Daphne is a wooden spritsail barge built in 1923 in Rochester, just over 90 foot long and 21 foot on the beam. [...]

Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th June 2018

May 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th June 2018

  The dates are set for the June Open Days of 2018. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have steam vessel VIC56 visiting us over the weekend, coming up from [...]

12th & 13th May 2018 – Ship-Keeping weekend at Cutty Sark

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Hermitage River Projects is pleased to be able to sponsor and support the programme lead by National Historic Ships for participants to experience and learn traditional maritime skills. The event is based at Cutty Sark [...]

Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th March 2018

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The first Open Days of 2018 will be taking place this weekend. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have motor tug Touchstone arriving from Chatham and open to visitors, a [...]

eXXpedition – Open Boat at St Katharine Pier 31st Aug -1 Sept 2017 – SV Sea Dragon

August 30th, 2017|Comments Off on eXXpedition – Open Boat at St Katharine Pier 31st Aug -1 Sept 2017 – SV Sea Dragon

  http://exxpedition.com/about-2/the-science/ St Katharine Docks is pleased to host eXXpedition, Thames Estuary Partnership, Hermitage River Projects, the Port of London Authority, Kids Against Plastic, Thames21 and #OneLess for a two-day event exploring the problem of [...]

Open Day Weekend – 16 & 17th September 2017

August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 16 & 17th September 2017

The September Open Days at Hermitage are scheduled to coincide with Open House weekend in London. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have two historic vessels visiting for the weekend, [...]

River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

July 4th, 2017|Comments Off on River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

The River Thames Boat Project has returned to Hermitage Community Moorings twice this year so far: once in March, with St Peter’s London Docks school, pictured, and later in May with two schools from further [...]

Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

May 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have one visiting vessel (TSB Centaur, see below) coming to Hermitage and open to visitors, a pop-up cafe in the pier house and of [...]

Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

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The first Open Days of 2017 will be taking place soon. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have motor tug Touchstone arriving from Chatham and open to visitors, a pop-up [...]

Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

September 6th, 2016|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

The September Open Days at Hermitage are scheduled to coincide with Open House weekend in London. We have two historic vessels visiting for the weekend, steam tug Portwey and fireboat Massey Shaw. Steam tug Portwey [...]

20th April 2016 – River Thames Boat Project

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The team return, though without the Thames Venturer vessel since their skipper is sailing in Antarctica. Another successful classroom session in the Pier House for a group of 25 children from St Peter's London Docks [...]

Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

April 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

Update: Given recent events, we hope you understand that to give our community space to grieve, we felt it inappropriate to hold our open day this weekend. We welcome people who wish to leave flowers [...]

Open Day Weekend – 9th & 10th April 2016

April 5th, 2016|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 9th & 10th April 2016

The first Open Days of the year are taking place this weekend. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have motor tug Touchstone arriving from Chatham and open to visitors, a [...]

Thames Venturer visits Hermitage

December 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Thames Venturer visits Hermitage

The River Thames Boat Project has been kindly permitted to run Eco-Venturers, one of our environmental education programmes, at Hermitage Community Moorings. Thames Venturer will be arriving on Monday 5 and departing on Saturday 10 [...]

Open Day Weekend – 19th & 20th September 2015

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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 [...]

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

August 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Open Day Weekend – 27th & 28th June 2015

July 9th, 2015|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Open Day Weekend – 14th/15th March 2015

March 12th, 2015|Comments Off on 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 [...]