The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A member of the National Historic Fleet she serves as a sea going tribute to Britain's maritime heritage. As a passenger you too can experience the golden age of steam by booking on an excursion or visiting her in Southampton.
Shieldhall is also available for private charter or for hire as a venue alongside in Southampton, see our Private Hire page.
Have you seen Steamship Shieldhall's 2020 sailing programme?
The award-winning Southampton based heritage steamship will enjoy her busiest ever public sailing programme with some 26 cruises, comprising a mixture of 2hr, 3hr, 4hr, ½ day and full day sailings.
Come and sail on the largest operational steamship in Europe run entirely by a great bunch of volunteers!
The Solent Steam Packet is pleased to recognise the support given to SS “Shieldhall” by the Heritage Lottery Fund over a number of years to enable us to keep one of the Nation’s Historic Fleet in operation. Progress on the projects associated with out current HLF grant can be found on our Lottery Project page