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Open Day Weekend – 21st & 22nd Sept 2019

The Open Weekend coincides with Open House London, and also with Wapping Open Studios (a dozen local artists are exhibiting). Hermitage gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday and there is the usual pop-up cafe in the pier house providing refreshments. This weekend we have visiting vessel Thames Sailing barge "Lady Daphne" [...]

By | September 4th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 21st & 22nd Sept 2019

Eel Barge “Korneliske Ykes II” en route to Hermitage

The eel barge "palinaak" has been spotted in Sea Reach at the mouth of the Thames about an hour ago, under power, as it heads to London. We look forward to it arriving at Hermitage later this afternoon.

By | June 21st, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Eel Barge “Korneliske Ykes II” en route to Hermitage

Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd June 2019

The June Open Days of 2019 will be taking place this weekend. It is a special occasion as 2019 is the tenth anniversary of the building of Hermitage Moorings. We have two vessels coming to Hermitage and open to the public, one, called "Korneliske Ykes II" , is sailing from The Netherlands, re-enacting a trading [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd June 2019

Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th March 2019

The first Open Days of 2019 will be 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 view close up, mainly Dutch and English river barges, and [...]

By | March 7th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th March 2019

River Thames Boat Project 2018 – a report by RTBP Education Manager Zaria Greenhill

The River Thames Boat Project has returned to Hermitage Community Moorings in 2018, with a record nine bookings. HRP funding of the previous schools fee of £260 (that covers just a part of the overall costs of delivering the days) has helped with uptake, as well as the big efforts by the project coordinator Zaria to [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, News|Comments Off on River Thames Boat Project 2018 – a report by RTBP Education Manager Zaria Greenhill

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2017 & 2018

Hermitage River Projects contributed a grant to support the programme at the centre in Shadwell, located just a mile downstream from Hermitage. The Centre’s work with young people started with a summer programme in 1976. Today it remains important to continue to provide much needed activities for young people in the school summer holidays. In [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre 2017 & 2018

Totally Thames 2018: Mother Danube

Join performance storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton and musician Emma Clare on a magical journey across Europe evoking the River Danube for a week of free performance at various unique and riverside locations as part of Totally Thames 2018. Join them at Hermitage on Thursday 27th Sept at 7pm. To book this free event go to [...]

By | July 31st, 2018|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, News|Comments Off on Totally Thames 2018: Mother Danube

Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018

UPDATE: due to unforeseeable circumstances we have a different boat visiting, but still a Thames Sailing Barge - the "Will" (see picture below, in place of Lady Daphne pictured above). Will was built in 1925 in Yarmouth , made out of steel, and is one of the largest such barges at almost 30m long. The [...]

By | July 26th, 2018|Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 22nd & 23rd Sept 2018

Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th June 2018

  The dates are set for the June Open Days of 2018. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have steam vessel VIC56 visiting us over the weekend, coming up from Chatham, under steam. She is a "Victualling Inshore Craft" built in 1945 in Faversham Kent, as part of the war [...]

By | May 21st, 2018|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 23rd & 24th June 2018

12th & 13th May 2018 – Ship-Keeping weekend at Cutty Sark

Hermitage River Projects is pleased to be able to sponsor and support the programme lead by National Historic Ships for participants to experience and learn traditional maritime skills. The event is based at Cutty Sark in Greenwich an takes place 12th & 13th May 2018. Follow the link below to find out more and book [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on 12th & 13th May 2018 – Ship-Keeping weekend at Cutty Sark