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 old commercial port of London – and on the group of historic ex-commercial vessels that constitute the community of live-aboard barges here at Hermitage.

Educational initiatives have included:

  • oral history training
  • foreshore archaeology workshops
  • day-skipper & VHF radio operator courses
  • first aid courses
  • a film making project
  • and currently the River Thames Boat Project  is running ‘Eco-Venturers’ (see separate tab under education menu)