Open Day Weekend – 14th/15th March 2015

By | March 12th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

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’ [...]

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2015 open day dates & events

By | January 2nd, 2015|Events, Open Day|

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. [...]

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Living on the River – 23rd October

By | October 18th, 2014|Events|

Two of our local residents are speaking about Living on the River at the Royal Naval College on October 23rd, between 18:30 and 20:00. Synopsis: "As London grows ever denser and its property prices climb beyond the reach of many would-be homeowners, there has been a significant resurgence of interest in opportunities to inhabit the [...]

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Shtandart Open to the Public

By | September 25th, 2014|Events|

Russian replica Frigate Shtandart arrived at Hermitage yesterday. This beautiful 3-masted ship now dominates the moorings. We're excited to offer you the opportunity to get an up close look on Sunday, when we're inviting visitors on board. Ship is open 10am-4pm for a £3 donation which will go towards the ship's maintenance. More details of [...]

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Tall Ships Parade

By | August 24th, 2014|Events|

Stormvogel, Albatross and Onderneming, three of our resident boats, will be on parade as part of the Tall Ships Regatta on Saturday 6th September. Further details here

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Open House Hermitage

By | August 24th, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

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.

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Swale 2014

By | August 6th, 2014|Flotsam, Hermitage Community Moorings|

05:30 Friday 1st August and the moorings was a buzz. Four of our barges were away to Faversham for the Kentish Sailing Association's 42nd Swale Match. It was the first down river trip for crew on Ederlezi so we had agreed to go in convoy. We hadn't got as far as Greenwich when we were pulled [...]

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Pudge at our June Open Day

By | July 31st, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, 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

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A still summers night

By | June 21st, 2014|Flotsam|

In the early hours the Thames can become very still, here's a shot (26mm, 10s, f9) from the upstream end of HCM (click for high-res version & more). Photo: Gavin Starks M/S Hans

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June Open Day

By | June 16th, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

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 [...]

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