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 and restoration of historic vessels.
Hermitage River Projects also operates the visitor berths at Hermitage and helps to coordinate events at HCM.
The charity operates on the same site as Hermitage Community Moorings, a co-operative which owns and operates a residential mooring at Hermitage Wharf, Wapping.
Introduced by Sir David Attenborough, and presented by environmentalist Chris Baines, The Living Thames gives a voice to the many people with a hand in making the Thames Estuary the great river it is. Despite its sometimes [...]
This September we welcome the 3 vessels of The Cirdan Trust as part of their 40th anniversary. Queen Galadrial, (1937 Baltic Trader 32m x 6.4m x 2.4m draft) Faramir (1981 Bermudian Ketch 22m x 5.25m [...]
Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be the usual pop-up cafe and a visiting historic vessel mooring up at the visitor berth for people to have a close up [...]
A energetic group of people from Hermitage Moorings - "The Floating Quilters" - have created a beautiful patchwork quilt that is out there to be won via Prize Draw. See the following link to find [...]
Touchstone returns to Hermitage, fresh from drydock. Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday Motor tug Touchstone will be coming and will to be open to visitors, there will be a pop-up cafe in the pier [...]
Hermitage welcomes the historic vessel Havengore for the September open days weekend, in the year of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It will be open to visitors during the normal open day hours of 11am to [...]
After more than three years tug Touchstone returns to Hermitage Gates open 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday Motor tug Touchstone will be arriving from Chatham Historic Dockyard to be open to visitors, there will [...]
The first open weekend of 2022 has sailing barge "Will" here, fresh from dry dock, winter repairs and maintenance. The vessel is available for visitors to look at close up, as well as tour round [...]
Two years on from our last Open Days, the 2021 ones coincide with Open House. No need to book, but there may be limitations on numbers and the pop-up cafe that is usually in place [...]
The Cirdan Trust vessel Faramir came to Hermitage at the end of July; they report below on the trip: Cirdan, is a small charity that has been providing life changing experiences to the disadvantaged aboard [...]
Photo above: plastic sampling on the river between Richmond and Twickenham. The Living River Foundation is returning to the Thames to sample the estuary for microplastics floating in the surface of the water. The last [...]
Lockdown Exhibition 2021: KEEPSAKE (Keep Safe) After a grim winter at the mooring with no Wassail, no Imbolc and no New Year’s parties we held an exhibition in the Pierhouse – it started out as [...]
Following on from the contribution to the successful activities of the Activity Centre in 2017 & 2018 Hermitage River Projects contributed another grant to support the programme at the centre in Shadwell, located just a [...]
Back on the 29th Feb, a troop of Scout leaders and young adults who form the Kent Scout Powerboating group braved the wet and windy weather to come up the river in their RIBS, stopping [...]
Before we launch into the 2020 season of Open Days and visiting historic boats we look back on a particularly special barge visiting from The Netherlands in 2019 Korneliske Ykes II, a [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]