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Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th March 2018

The first Open Days of 2018 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 [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th March 2018

eXXpedition – Open Boat at St Katharine Pier 31st Aug -1 Sept 2017 – SV Sea Dragon

  http://exxpedition.com/about-2/the-science/ St Katharine Docks is pleased to host eXXpedition, Thames Estuary Partnership, Hermitage River Projects, the Port of London Authority, Kids Against Plastic, Thames21 and #OneLess for a two-day event exploring the problem of marine plastic pollution and the role we all play in contributing to the problem and what we can all do [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on eXXpedition – Open Boat at St Katharine Pier 31st Aug -1 Sept 2017 – SV Sea Dragon

River Thames Boat Project ‘Eco-Venturers’ Workshops

What’s Eco-Venturers? 'Eco-Venturers' is a primary school day-long workshop for KS2, aimed at supporting children's learning towards ecoschool status, or indeed a future in a sustainable society. We welcome one class per day and children do a carousel of engaging activities at Hermitage Community Moorings in small groups. What do children learn? the [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on River Thames Boat Project ‘Eco-Venturers’ Workshops

Open Day Weekend – 16 & 17th September 2017

The September Open Days at Hermitage are scheduled to coincide with Open House weekend in London. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have two historic vessels visiting for the weekend, fireboat Massey Shaw and steam tug Portwey, shown here at Hermitage, both twin-scew configurations, one diesel powered the other coal [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 16 & 17th September 2017

Education

Education at Hermitage Hermitage River Projects hosts educational programs, giving the resources of the pier house and the visitor berths to be used to deliver unique classes on the Thames. There is a focus on the tidal Thames, and in this area in particular - the Pool of London, a very historic part of the [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on Education

River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

The River Thames Boat Project has returned to Hermitage Community Moorings twice this year so far: once in March, with St Peter’s London Docks school, pictured, and later in May with two schools from further afield: Grafton school from Barking and Dagenham and Stebon school from Tower Hamlets. The charity owns and operates the community barge [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page|Comments Off on River Thames Boat Project 2017 – a report by RTBP Education Coordinator Zaria Greenhill

Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday We have one visiting vessel (TSB Centaur, see below) coming to Hermitage 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 all in navigable condition [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 24th & 25th June 2017

Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

The first Open Days of 2017 will be taking place soon. 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 [...]

By | March 9th, 2017|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 18th & 19th March 2017

Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

The September Open Days at Hermitage are scheduled to coincide with Open House weekend in London. We have two historic vessels visiting for the weekend, steam tug Portwey and fireboat Massey Shaw. Steam tug Portwey is a twin-screw coal-fired vessel built in 1927 and of dimensions 24.4m x 5.94m x 2.74m draft. She was built [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 17th & 18th Sept 2016

20th April 2016 – River Thames Boat Project

The team return, though without the Thames Venturer vessel since their skipper is sailing in Antarctica. Another successful classroom session in the Pier House for a group of 25 children from St Peter's London Docks school in Wapping. The children were river scientists collecting important data about pollutants in the Thames, part of an international [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on 20th April 2016 – River Thames Boat Project