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.
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 - [...]
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
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.
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]