Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steamship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage. Operated by a team of dedicated volunteers, rightly proud of Shieldhall’s No 1 TripAdvisor ranking in Southampton, you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton. As part of your Shieldhall experience, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the Captain and our crew and listen to the commentary as we pass the sights of Southampton Water and the Solent.

Shieldhall is available for private charter or for hire as a venue alongside in Southampton, and offers a variety of courses for youth groups and steam enthusiasts.

Early Bird Offers – Available NOW!

Our Early Bird Offers Include:

Steam to the Solent Cruise – Saturday 28th May 2022

Round the Island Race – Saturday 25th June 2022

Cowes Week Cruise – Saturday 30th July 2022

Needles Cruise – Sunday 21st August 2022

Heritage Open Day Cruise – Saturday 17 September 2022

Southampton Boat Show Cruise – Sunday 18 September 2022