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 pop-up cafe in the pier house and of course the resident live-aboard boats to look at, mainly Dutch and English river barges.

Touchstone was built in 1962 on the Thames in Charlton and worked the Thames and the Medway until 1994. Length 21m x beam 5.7m x  draft 2.3m. Engine Blackstone 517hp, gross tonnage 68. A great piece of Thames river history, in full working order.