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Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

Update: Given recent events, we hope you understand that to give our community space to grieve, we felt it inappropriate to hold our open day this weekend. We welcome people who wish to leave flowers or a message for Jo – thank you, please place them by the gate. We look forward to seeing you [...]

By | April 19th, 2016|Hermitage River Projects|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 25th & 26th June 2016 [cancelled]

Open Day Weekend – 9th & 10th April 2016

The first Open Days of the year are 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 look at, mainly Dutch and English [...]

By | April 5th, 2016|Events, Hermitage River Projects, HRP Front Page, Open Day|Comments Off on Open Day Weekend – 9th & 10th April 2016

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

Visitor Berths

Visitor berths open to all craft (max stay two weeks) (but please enquire of the current availability during the COVID-19 situation) Hermitage has two visitor berths for stays up to two weeks. Ideal if you are visiting London and need an overnight berth without the inconvenience and cost of locking into a dock, and [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Hermitage River Projects|0 Comments

Pier House

Pier House The Pier House is back available for hire, though the COVID-19 situation is under constant review The Pier House space is approximately 10m x 4m, with glass doors dividing it into two, and with glass doors to the river front. There are folding tables and chairs allowing multiple [...]

By | August 4th, 2015|Hermitage River Projects|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

Hermitage River Projects

Hermitage River Projects is a registered charity that aims to promote knowledge and understanding of the Thames, its history, its ecology and the communities using it; to undertake educational initiatives that increase understanding of navigational and boat handling skills; to undertake cultural initiatives that promote and celebrate river heritage; and to encourage the use, preservation [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Hermitage River Projects|0 Comments

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