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Steam Experience Golden Ticket

Friday 30th July 2021 - Saturday 31st July 2021
2 Day Course
£499 per Adult

Friday 30th July Saturday 31st July

A deeper experience back in time …

There is great news for steam enthusiasts who would like to get some “hands on” experience on a wide variety of steam engines. On board Shieldhall, there are twenty engines ranging from one to eight hundred horsepower, single cylinder to twin Triple Expansion, all powered by two Scotch boilers.

You will EXPERIENCE the following … 

  • Safe Practice regimes aboard.
  • The production and utilisation of steam by Shieldhall’s boilers and engines.
  • The final stage of steam-raising on the day before a sailing.
  • Pre-sailing day checks on the steering engine.
  • Preparation of auxiliaries and main engines for sailing.
  • Time at sea with opportunities to operate boilers and engines under supervision.
  • A spell at the wheel on the Bridge.

The Experiences have been designed for recreational purposes, to give interested parties an insight into conservation in action on a 1950s steamship that is today listed in the National Historic Ships Register. 

Included in the price of this GOLDEN ticket for the sailing date you are interested in, is approximately 6 hours aboard on the day before the cruise, to be spent assisting in the gradual process of raising steam to the required working boiler pressure. 

On sailing day, time is spent in the machinery spaces preparing the ship for sea – and taking her out – under supervision by members of our all-volunteer crew. 

You will board the ship approximately 2 ½ hours before the sailing and leave approximately 1 hour after the sailing. 

All details will be sent to you in the joining instructions.

The Experience will be completed by the presentation of a personal Certificate!

A one-year Membership of the Solent Steam Packet Ltd, the charity that operates Shieldhall, is also included.

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Steam Experience Golden Ticket – Friday 30th & Saturday 31st July 2021
£ 499.00
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