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.

Open Day Weekend – 4th & 5th Sept 2021

September 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Two years on from our last Open Days, the 2021 ones coincide with Open House. No need to book, but there may be limitations on numbers and the pop-up cafe that is usually in place [...]

The Cirdan Sailing Trust July 2021

September 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

The Cirdan Trust vessel Faramir came to Hermitage at the end of July; they report below on the trip:  Cirdan, is a small charity that has been providing life changing experiences to the disadvantaged aboard [...]

Microplastics and The Living River Foundation 2021

July 7th, 2021|Comments Off on Microplastics and The Living River Foundation 2021

Photo above: plastic sampling on the river between Richmond and Twickenham. The Living River Foundation is returning to the Thames to sample the estuary for microplastics floating in the surface of the water. The last [...]

KEEPSAKE Exhibition 2021

April 1st, 2021|Comments Off on KEEPSAKE Exhibition 2021

Lockdown Exhibition 2021: KEEPSAKE (Keep Safe) After a grim winter at the mooring with no Wassail, no Imbolc and no New Year’s parties we held an exhibition in the Pierhouse – it started out as [...]

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2019

May 4th, 2020|Comments Off on Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2019

Following on from the contribution to the successful activities of the Activity Centre in 2017 & 2018  Hermitage River Projects contributed another grant to support the programme at the centre in Shadwell, located just a [...]

Kent Scouts February 2020 visit by RIB

April 30th, 2020|Comments Off on Kent Scouts February 2020 visit by RIB

Back on the 29th Feb, a troop of Scout leaders and young adults who form the Kent Scout Powerboating group braved the wet and windy weather to come up the river in their RIBS, stopping [...]

Eel barge “Korneliske Ykes II” visit 2019

February 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Eel barge “Korneliske Ykes II” visit 2019

  Before we launch into the 2020 season of Open Days and visiting historic boats we look back on a particularly special barge visiting from The Netherlands in 2019      Korneliske Ykes II, a [...]

Open Day Weekend – 21st & 22nd Sept 2019

September 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 21st & 22nd Sept 2019

The Open Weekend coincides with Open House London, and also with Wapping Open Studios (a dozen local artists are exhibiting). Hermitage gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday and there is the [...]

Eel Barge “Korneliske Ykes II” en route to Hermitage

June 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Eel Barge “Korneliske Ykes II” en route to Hermitage

The eel barge "palinaak" has been spotted in Sea Reach at the mouth of the Thames about an hour ago, under power, as it heads to London. We look forward to it arriving at Hermitage later [...]

Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd June 2019

June 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd June 2019

The June Open Days of 2019 will be taking place this weekend. It is a special occasion as 2019 is the tenth anniversary of the building of Hermitage Moorings. We have two vessels coming to [...]

Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th March 2019

March 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th March 2019

The first Open Days of 2019 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 pop-up cafe in the [...]

River Thames Boat Project 2018 – a report by RTBP Education Manager Zaria Greenhill

March 6th, 2019|Comments Off on River Thames Boat Project 2018 – a report by RTBP Education Manager Zaria Greenhill

The River Thames Boat Project has returned to Hermitage Community Moorings in 2018, with a record nine bookings. HRP funding of the previous schools fee of £260 (that covers just a part of the overall costs [...]

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2017 & 2018

July 31st, 2018|Comments Off on Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2017 & 2018

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|Comments Off on Totally Thames 2018: Mother Danube

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|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018

UPDATE: due to unforeseeable circumstances we have a different boat visiting, but still a Thames Sailing Barge - the "Will" (see picture below, in place of Lady Daphne pictured above). Will was built in 1925 [...]

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

March 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on 12th & 13th May 2018 – Ship-Keeping weekend at Cutty Sark

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

March 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th March 2018

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, [...]