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In The Footsteps of The Spitfire

Sunday 12th September
Including a 3 1/2 hour cruise
Including town walk on land
Including museum visit on land
£45.00 per Adult

Sunday 12th September All day

This ticket includes a 3.5 hour cruise between 14:30 – 18:00 on Steamship Shieldhall – Please note that this group package may only be booked for groups of 10 or more persons.

‘In the Footsteps of The Spitfire’. Spend a day in Southampton – on land and sea – exploring the maritime city’s connections with the iconic Spitfire. Visit Solent Sky Museum and hear about the Spitfire’s designer A J Mitchell and the history of the world’s greatest fighting aircraft; take a guided walk with a Southampton Guide through Woolston on the opposite bank of the River Itchen, once home to the Supermarine Spitfire Factory, and a primary target for the bombing raids of the Second World War, before boarding the SS Shieldhall for a cruise along Southampton Water. The Shieldhall is the country’s oldest passenger-cargo steamship. Your cruise will pass down Southampton Water towards Calshot, home to the Schneider Air Trophy Races of the 1920s. You are welcome to visit the Engine Room and Boiler Room on Shieldhall and also meet the Captain on the Bridge!.

Refreshments: Available at extra cost in Southampton or on SS Shieldhall

Guided tour of Woolston lasts approx. 1 1/2 hours (included in price).

Solent Sky Museum is open from 10am daily. Most groups commence with a visit to Solent Sky Museum, followed by the Guided Tour of Woolston and then the Shieldhall cruise. However, though these can be followed in any order, but can be dictated by the timing of the Shieldhall cruise.

For more info, please call the Ticket Manager, SS Shieldhall, tel: 0844 357 2329 or e-mail  tickets@ss-shieldhall.co.uk

The Shieldhall Ticket Manager will work with you to maximise your day in Southampton and help co-ordinate your booking with other partners.


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