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.

Excursion Programme Out Now!

We've got a great selection of trips to choose from!

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Work is well underway with our winter maintenance work. Including internal refurbishments and funnel repairs.

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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