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.
We're off to Poole on Monday!
Shieldhall will be alongside Poole Quay and open to the public on Tuesday 27th, Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August! The engines will be in steam at certain times too. Our open days will give you an opportunity to tour the ship from Bridge to Boiler Room! Come onboard for a small donation and meet Shieldhall's volunteer crew and learn about life aboard a heritage steamship!
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