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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

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

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

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

Open House Hermitage

We're excited to be part of Open House again this year. We'll be open to the public 10:00-16:00 both Saturday and Sunday so pop by and say hello. We'll have two visiting boats, dutch sailing barge Volharding and tug Touchstone. See our listing here.

By | August 24th, 2014|Events, Hermitage River Projects, Open Day|Comments Off on Open House Hermitage