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Steamship Shieldhall

110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
+44 844 357 2329
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Marvellous Ship!

We went as a family and had a look round. The engine room is very impressive and a must see for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scouts away!

I took a large party of our Scout Group on the SS Shieldhall in July and we had a whale of a time... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
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The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.
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110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
+44 844 357 2329
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went as a family and had a look round. The engine room is very impressive and a must see for steam geeks! I plan to take the us on an actual trip next summer !

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

I took a large party of our Scout Group on the SS Shieldhall in July and we had a whale of a time exploring the entire ship, sweating in the engine room and watching another Scout Group working the ship and hauling ropes. The treasure...More

Thank SBWinch
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Went on the Shieldhall for a private party. Excellent trip down the Solent accompanied by its fantastic whistle! Run by volunteers and lovingly cared for, an interesting bit of history. You are welcome to visit the engine room which is a gleaming sight. Food and...More

Thank shamwari
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Best way to do nothing for 6 hours and relax during a voyage from Southampton to Poole. Shieldhall is a floating history lesson too. Volunteers are all friendly and approachable.

Thank Godders1968
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Took a trip to Bournemouth Airshow this year on the Shieldhall. Absolutely amazing! No traffic, no parking, no stress, friendly crew and a great position, from sea to shore, to watch the airborne spectacle. Highly recommended!

1  Thank JJCocker
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Took my parents on the Fathers day River cruise so we could see my work (DP World) from the water. Was very good weather was amazing staff on board were helpful & friendly, highly recommended & parents loved it, As did we.

1  Thank Andy L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

What a fantastic hidden gem this ship is. Visited with my wife on a whim and so glad we did getting there via a vintage 'Leyland Atlantean' bus. The ship is pretty much an all access vessel. We visited the Bridge, Fo'c'sle, Engine Room, Boiler...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Had a trip from Poole to anchor off Bournemouth to watch the air show. What a fantastic day! Being in a wheelchair was only able to use the main deck, and could not access toilets, but knew that before I travelled. Normally the vessel operates...More

Thank MaxFilmer
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I made the booking from Australia prior to our trip to UK. the booking was professionally handled and all information needed was emailed promptly. facilities on board were clean and every thing literally ship shape. volunteers very informative and commentary pleasant and informative.UK family who...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing ship with full access to the working areas to the ship which are fascinating considering how old it is. I really enjoyed the saloon and the food and drink was fabulous. This would make a great 50th party venue for me...More

1  Thank Sarah B
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Paul S
24 August 2016|
Response from Paul S |
oops - you couldn't see which trip you were on when responding, mea culpa, however the comments are all still valid. Hope to see you at the airshow next year if not before!!!
Nigel B
20 July 2016|
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Response from Lewis F | Property representative |
Hello Nigel, there are a number of places where can stay which is near the ship. The nearest is the Holiday Inn which is about a 10 minute walk to the ship.
8 August 2015|
Response from Peter m | Reviewed this property |
Ive only had Teas ,Coffees ,Snacks etc and they are at resonable prices.....I recommend their Bacon Roll....Ive not had a "Set Meal" or Alcohol etc ,But im sure those will be favourable.