Steamship Shieldhall

Steamship Shieldhall

SS Shieldhall is a heritage cargo/passenger steamship included in the National Historic Fleet. Launched on the Clyde in 1955, she was built on classic lines and retains her original machinery and traditional wheelhouse. Withdrawn from commercial service in 1985, she was purchased by charity The Solent Steam Packet Limited who continue to operate Shieldhall today. She is now based in Southampton and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers. Enjoy her annual sailing programme ranging between 2hr and all-day cruises, taking place between May and September.

It is ‘Access all Areas’ on the Shieldhall, so make the most of your time on board. As part of your cruise, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work, and delve into the Boiler Room where the temperature can be in excess of 110 degrees Fahrenheit!

2017 cruises from Southampton:

27, 28, 29 May;
17, 18 June;
1, 2, 22, 23 July;
4, 5, 6, 28 August;
9, 10, 16, 17 September.

Admission price 

Family 2hr cruises on 28 May; 17th June; 22 July; 9&10 September 2017 – Adults £20, up to 6 accompanied children per trip FREE.

3hr cruises on 27 May; 29 May; 17 June; 22 July; 16 & 17 September 2017 – Adults £28, Children £10, Family ticket (2 Adults / 2 Children £66).

Prices vary for longer cruises.  

Why should I visit?

    • Former flagship of the National Historic Fleet – the oldest operational passenger / cargo steamship in Britain.
    • Access all areas – visit the Engine Room, Boiler Room, Bridge, Forecastle, open decks and Saloon whilst on board!
    • Listen out for an informed commentary on the history of Southampton and the Docks, and the sights and sounds of Southampton Water and the Solent.
    • Relax in the Saloon or the open decks; enjoy a relaxing drink or bite to eat.
    • A very stable ship, and a great viewing platform to take photos from!

Facilities

Assistance dogs allowed
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
Suitable for ages 8 and above
Tour Guide – we require booking for this facility
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SS Shieldhall Trip to The Needles

22/07/2018 - 22/07/2018

Steamship Shieldhall

Cruise down Southampton Water to the Solent and then head west and travel out beyond Hurst Castle and the Needles Passage to the Needles... 

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Where to find us

Address

Berth 48, Eastern Docks,
Southampton
SO14 2QN

(Entrance via Dock Gate 4. This is the usual departure berth for Shieldhall, but please check on website for up-to-date berth and departure location)

Find us online

By car
Shieldhall is based at Berth 110, Western Docks but for the majority of her trips will be sailing from and returning to Berth 48, Dock Gate 4, Eatern Docks, Southampton SO14 2QN.

IMPORTANT: Please check the Shieldhall website www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/find_us for up-to-date news of berthing information, as this may be subject to change at short notice.

Kids activities

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  • You will have great fun completing a ‘Shieldhall Passport’ and collecting stickers from various stations on board.
  • Range of 2hr family cruises staged during the season, when up to x 6 accompanied children can travel free of charge.
  • Life jackets provided for all children if requested on board.
  • Great photo opportunities for children on the Bridge with the Captain, or in the Engine and Boiler Rooms.
  • Wide range of snacks and confectionery and a Shieldhall Gift Shop on board