Sea Survival

By | May 30th, 2013|Flotsam|

A number of us attended a sea survival course run by City Sailing. This gave us a first experience of what its like to have your life jacket inflated, as well as the claustrophobic atmosphere within a life raft. The course was a good laugh despite its serious subject.

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Stunning sunset

By | May 1st, 2013|Flotsam|

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Wæppa’s people History Walk

By | April 7th, 2013|Open Day|

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 - [...]

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Open Weekends for 2013

By | February 18th, 2013|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

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

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View of HCM from The Shard

By | February 18th, 2013|Flotsam|

To mark the opening of the Shard,  The Guardian have produced a 360-degree, augmented-reality panorama of London's newest view, from the building's public observation deck. HCM is nicely visible... You can scan London from their website.

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Shard reflecting winter sun

By | February 17th, 2013|Flotsam|

Early risers were met by this as they woke on February 17th.

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Thames sailing barge ‘Will’ to visit for open weekend

By | July 31st, 2012|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|

We are pleased to announce that the historic Thames Sailing Barge ‘Will’ is going to be opening to the public this weekend 27th and 28th June alongside the tug Touchstone.300px-Sb-will TOUCHSTONE Our regular Archeologist and foreshore expert Mike Webber will be on hand in the pierhouse to talk to visitors about recent mudlarking finds, on [...]

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Open Weekend 11am – 4pm, 23th and 24th June

By | June 19th, 2012|Events, Open Day|

Please join us on Saturday 23th and Sunday 24th June, between 11am and 4pm for our Open Weekend. There will be tea, coffee... and cake! Click here for directions

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Jubilee Pageant – Key times

By | June 2nd, 2012|Events|

11:30 Vessels muster between Hammersmith and Battersea bridges 14:10 Queen arrives at Chelsea Pier 14:30 Queen boards Royal Barge. Steam train, Princess Elizabeth, whistles a salute from Chelsea Bridge 14:40 Jubilee Bells mark official start of Pageant 14:45 First vessel passes under Albert Bridge 15:00 Royal Barge joins flotilla, church bells ring out 16:15 HMS [...]

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Pageant performance at HCM

By | June 2nd, 2012|Events|

At 1pm and 7pm on Sunday 3rd June, there will be a performance in the rigging of one of the historic vessels at Hermitage. A fine-art and circus collaboration, produced by the Cultureship and supported by Hermitage River projects, the performance will be visble from the banks of Wapping at Hermitage Gardens and is free [...]

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