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Thames Venturer visits Hermitage

The River Thames Boat Project has been kindly permitted to run Eco-Venturers, one of our environmental education programmes, at Hermitage Community Moorings. Thames Venturer will be arriving on Monday 5 and departing on Saturday 10 October with a group of up to 12 people from two different local community organisations. From Tuesday 6 to Friday [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on Thames Venturer visits Hermitage

Open Day Weekend – 19th & 20th September 2015

This weekend is co-ordinated with the Open House London event, which showcases interesting buildings and architecture around London not usually open to the public. In this case, the floating pier house and the moorings of a community of live-aboard barges. http://events.londonopenhouse.org/building/17890 There will be a cafe with refreshments in the pier house, and archaelogy artefacts [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 19th & 20th September 2015

Open Days

Each boat has a plaque explaining its history (most of them are around 100 years old), and residents are around to answer any questions about what its like living onboard. Don’t be shy with the questions, we’ve heard most of them before….Do you have electricity/internet/TV? Does it move? Why did you decide to move [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, News, Open Day|0 Comments

West Sussex Young Adult Carers Volharding trip 30th – 31st May

Having kicked off the season with a 4 day Easter trip with the Southend young carers, we welcomed aboard a group of young adult carers who travelled up from West Sussex to Maldon for a weekend’s sailing along the Blackwater Estuary at the end of May. It was a trip eagerly anticipated by the carers and it proved [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on West Sussex Young Adult Carers Volharding trip 30th – 31st May

Open Day Weekend – 27th & 28th June 2015

Hermitage had two interesting historic vessels coming up the Thames to be here and open to visitors. The Thames sailing barge "Will" (built 1925, steel) and Tug "Touchstone" (built 1962).  All the resident vessels were here as usual, with information panels explaining their histories. The cafe in the pier house proved popular as usual. Another [...]

By | July 9th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 27th & 28th June 2015

Open Day Weekend – 14th/15th March 2015

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’ [...]

By | March 12th, 2015|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 14th/15th March 2015

2015 open day dates & events

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. [...]

By | January 2nd, 2015|Events, Open Day|Comments Off on 2015 open day dates & events

Living on the River – 23rd October

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 [...]

By | October 18th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Living on the River – 23rd October

Shtandart Open to the Public

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 [...]

By | September 25th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Shtandart Open to the Public

Tall Ships Parade

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

By | August 24th, 2014|Events|Comments Off on Tall Ships Parade