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Steam Experience Silver Ticket

Sunday 12th September 2021
1 Day Course
£299 per Adult

Sunday 12th September All day

A unique 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 (For the final stage of steam-raising on the day before a sailing, see the GOLDEN tickets).
  • 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 SILVER ticket for the sailing date you are interested in, is time spent in the machinery spaces raising steam and assisting in 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 Silver Ticket – Sunday 12th September 2021
£ 299.00
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