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See the Bournemouth Air Festival in style – on board a steamship!

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Steamship Shieldhall, Europe’s oldest working passenger-cargo steamship, will shortly be embarking on her summer holidays, leaving the confines of the Southampton Docks on Bank Holiday Monday 27 August on a sailing to Poole, where she will spend one week before returning to Southampton on Monday, 3rd September

Moored alongside Poole Quay, she can be visited on Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th August between 10am – 4pm. Visitors will be able to access the ship’s Engine and Boiler Rooms and the Bridge, and learn how a steamship operates. Shieldhall will also provide a great viewing platform when she visits the Bournemouth Air Festival on Friday 31st August, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. For the Festival, Shieldhall will be anchored between Bournemouth and Boscombe Piers, commanding some of the very best views available. An informed commentary on the sights and sounds of the air show will be given on board, whilst passengers will be able to visit the Engine and Boiler Rooms under steam and meet the Captain on the Bridge. Shieldhall has a licensed bar, and will be serving a range of hot and cold food. Tea, coffee, ice cream and other refreshments will also be available.

Tickets for the Saturday trip to the Air Festival have now sold out, however there is good availability on other dates. Run by volunteers, the Shieldhall is the 2018 Regional Flagship of the National Historic Fleet, and is celebrating her 30th year of charitable ownership.

Steamship Sheildhall's 2018 Poole Programme

One-way trip to Poole - Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 10am – 4pm (Optional coach trip back to Southampton, Adults £14, children £7)

Adults £40, Children £15, Family £95. 

Departs Southampton Eastern Docks, Berth 48. A great-value, one-way trip, Shieldhall sails down historic Southampton Water before passing negotiating the Needles Passage, then passing the Old Harry Rocks, Hengistbury Head, Sandbanks and Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, before arriving at Poole Quay.

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Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th August 10am – 4pm 

Donations of £4.00 per Adult, accompanied children £1.

Open for visits alongside Poole Quay. Refreshments available on board. 

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Bournemouth Air Festival Day 1, Friday 31st August, 10am – 7pm. 

Adults £45, children £15, Family £105.

Cruise to the Bournemouth Air Festival, departs Poole Quay – great views from the open decks of the ship! 

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Bournemouth Air Festival Day 1, Saturday 1st September, 10am – 7pm. 

SOLD OUT!

Bournemouth Air Festival Day 3, Sunday 2nd September, 10am – 7pm. 

Adults £50, children £20, Family £120.

Cruise to the Bournemouth Air Festival, departs Poole Quay – great views from the open decks of the ship! 

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One-way trip to Southampton, Monday 3rd September, 10am – 4pm (Optional return coach to Poole, Adults £14, children £7)

Adults £40, Children £15, Family £95

One-way trip to Southampton, with optional coach trip back to Poole.    This trip leaves Poole Quay, passing through Poole Harbour with views to Brownsea Island, Sandbanks, Old Harry Rocks, then Hengistbury Head, The Needles and the north shore of the Isle of Wight before sailing up Southampton Water to Berth 48 in Southampton’s Eastern Docks.

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Tickets are available online at www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/excursions, or through the ticket manager on 0844 357 2329 (calls cost 7p per minute from a landline, calls from mobile can vary).

Posted by Lewis Folland, Mon 20 Aug 2018

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