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.

So that’s a wrap ladies and gentlemen! Our 2021 sailing programme has now come to a close after 23 public sailings over June, July, August and September.

We would like to say a humongous thank you to the thousands of passengers that sailed us over the last few months! Our volunteers crew have loved having you onboard our well loved heritage steamship.

Details of our 2022 sailing programme will be announced over the coming months so watch this space!

Thank you again,

The Steamship Shieldhall volunteer team