“Shieldhall” is unique as a time capsule providing a working example of steamship machinery both above and below deck.
The ship is of special interest as she is built on the classical lines of a 1920s steamer with a traditional wheelhouse; the hull is of riveted and welded construction and this unusual feature is representative of the transitional phase in British shipbuilding when welding took over from riveted practice.
Now believed to be the largest working steam ship in Northern Europe, she is owned and operated entirely by voluntary effort.
"Shieldhall" offers cruising with the silky smoothness of steam. We don't hurry as we wish our passengers to enjoy the relaxing effect and the wide open deck spaces. For cruising, we now take up to 200 passengers. For details about a private cruise, please see the contact details below.
We also have a fully licensed bar with a wide range of beers, wines and spirits, but if there is something special, please ask and we will try to match your requirements.