On Saturday 20th September the doors of the Master Shipwright’s House will once again be opened to the public for Open House weekend, offering a rare chance to explore this little sliver of Deptford history.
The Master Shipwright’s House is sandwiched between the watergate next to Paynes & Borthwick Wharf, and the Convoys Wharf site on the former Deptford Royal Dockyard. When activity at the dockyard was at its height, master shipwright John Shish would oversee construction of vessels in the Double Dry Dock – including the Lenox – from this very house.
The building has been meticulously restored and it offers a unique view of the river from its exclusive Thames frontage.
The Lenox Project CIC will be there with our restored Saker cannon, and we will be happy to update you with the latest news on our project and answer any questions you may have.
Saturday 20th September, 10am-5pm. The garden and selected rooms will be open to visitors.
In SE8 and environs you can also visit Deptford Green School, Deptford Lounge, Fordham Park, Lewisham Arthouse, Rachel McMillan Nursery, Seager Distillery Tower (great views in the right weather!), the Stephen Lawrence Centre, and Trinity Laban Building as well as many of the historic buildings in Greenwich. Full details on the website.