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Steamship Shieldhall

110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
+44 844 357 2329
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Experience Britain's maritime heritage first hand, afloat

For a ship ship designed to transport sewage it has brushed up quite well! It is a large ship so... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil H
Excellent short excursion

Brilliant way to see the Docks and spend a couple of hours relaxing on a boat. Excellent... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
celticcoast
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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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.
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110 Berth | Southampton Docks, Southampton SO15 0HH, England
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+44 844 357 2329
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"engine room"
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"bournemouth air show"
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"volunteer crew"
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"hour cruise"
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"friendly crew"
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"jazz band"
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"great ship"
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"historical ship"
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"run by volunteers"
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"lovely cruise"
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Reviewed yesterday

For a ship ship designed to transport sewage it has brushed up quite well! It is a large ship so can take plenty of people onboard either for social events alongside or for trips to sea. The whole ship is available to be explored with...More

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brilliant way to see the Docks and spend a couple of hours relaxing on a boat. Excellent facilities. A must is seeing the engine and boiler room.

Thank celticcoast
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoy boat trips and this one was a trip with a difference. The staff were amazing super enthusiastic and knowledgable about every aspect of the ship. We were able to go into the engine room bridge and boiler rooms whilst cruising which meant we...More

Thank Carrie N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on an early evening cruise of Southampton Docks during the May half term holidays. Excellent value for money with incredibly knowledge staff who keep you entertained and informed for the whole duration of your trip. We had the added bonus of seeing 3 cruise...More

Thank WorksopBlue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really fantastic time on The Shieldhall Steamship. It was brilliant to be actively encouraged to explore all areas of the Ship and talk to the various volunteers. The facilities are great, with all you would need on board. An amazing trip, very...More

Thank Gill R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great ship with great people running it fantastic and comfortable way to watch the air show , we were very lucky it was warm and sunny but the size of the boat and the way it's laid out means there is plenty of place to...More

Thank sueg-p
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Had a trip on this historical ship. Considering it's past history and age we as a group enjoyed the experience. Helped by being a great day weather wise. There are limited facilities onboard but considering all run by volunteers was good. Particularly liked the visit...More

Thank Alan L
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This ship is amazing but very under rated, if it were advertised better it would be a fantastic ship, it is run by volunteers so if it was used more the financial benefits would be amazing, you could eat off of the engine, this ship...More

Thank Laine479
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We went as a family and had a look round. The engine room is very impressive and a must see for steam geeks! I plan to take the us on an actual trip next summer !

Thank 3333ssss3333
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I took a large party of our Scout Group on the SS Shieldhall in July and we had a whale of a time exploring the entire ship, sweating in the engine room and watching another Scout Group working the ship and hauling ropes. The treasure...More

Thank SBWinch
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Paul S
23 August 2016|
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Response from Paul S |
oops - you couldn't see which trip you were on when responding, mea culpa, however the comments are all still valid. Hope to see you at the airshow next year if not before!!!
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Nigel B
20 July 2016|
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Response from Lewis F | Property representative |
Hello Nigel, there are a number of places where can stay which is near the ship. The nearest is the Holiday Inn which is about a 10 minute walk to the ship.
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christyhants
7 August 2015|
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Response from Peter m | Reviewed this property |
Ive only had Teas ,Coffees ,Snacks etc and they are at resonable prices.....I recommend their Bacon Roll....Ive not had a "Set Meal" or Alcohol etc ,But im sure those will be favourable.
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