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.

Our programme is out now!

Steamship Shieldhall has launched her 2021 sailing programme. The Southampton based heritage steamship will enjoy a busy programme comprising some 27 cruises, with more expected to be added over the coming months! We marked our 65th birthday this summer, but were unable to celebrate in style as planned with a trip to the Nab Tower. To help mark her special birthday, the first 65 orders taken on the majority of sailings will benefit from a saving of up to 25%! To claim this discount, add the coupon “BIRTHDAY65” on the checkout screen. If you are a member or purchase more than 10 tickets within an order, you can claim an additional 10% on top of the saving! © Andrew McAlpine