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SS Shieldhall

Berth 48, Gate 4 Eastern Docks, Southampton, England
08443572329
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Ranked #10 of 77 attractions in Southampton
Type: Ships
Owner description: Shieldhall is a Heritage steam ship and a flagship of the National Historic Fleet. Recognised to be the largest working steamship of her type in... more » Owner description: Shieldhall is a Heritage steam ship and a flagship of the National Historic Fleet. Recognised to be the largest working steamship of her type in Britain and probably Europe, she serves as a tribute to Britain’s maritime heritage and a living reminder of the golden age of steam.Shieldhall is licensed to carry a maximum of 200 passengers, has a fully equipped galley serving hot and cold food, plus a licensed bar. « less
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A well restored old ship .. polite and helpful staff .. good tour .. lots of history to absorb .. good trip

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This venue and the people who volunteer are absolutely first class. We want to thank you all, as you helped make my son and daughter in laws wedding day wonderful. She is a magical craft and there is something special about her from the moment you step on board. Highly recommended for any special event and of course she comes... More

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Chichester
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I often work in Southampton docks and have seen and admired this ship for many years. Today we took our first trip, from the moment we arrived the crew could not have been more helpful and friendly. H and S was there but not in your face, Access all areas when under way.We cannot recommend any trip on this enough.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a most unexpected trip. As a coach driver it is rare to be invited on many vessels. To say that that i was exited would be understated, it was the most enjoyable three hours of any Saturday. As an ex submariner, going on-board anything that floats is rare. The Shieldhall and the crew were a delight. Knowledgeable about... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great old steam ship, we had a lovely trip on the Solent, we were allowed into the engine room to see the steam engines and boilers working. All the staff were pleasant and helpful

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The Shieldhall is one of Southampton's great assets. It is moored inside Dock Gate 4, so you have to know it is there. It is a fully operational steamship with an amazing history and a wonderful expert volunteer crew. Originally built as a sludge dumper for use on the Clyde, she was fitted out with a saloon and a bar... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We booked a Solent trip on the SS Shieldhall combined with a 3 course lunch. The trip was great, good information throughout and very interesting. This was our 2nd trip and it will not be our last. The standard of food was very good and the price very reasonable

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Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We hired the Shield Hall for our daughters 16th party! Mike from the boat, was so very helpful and sorted everything from start to finish! All the staff/crew were so helpful and friendly! The venue is so beautiful I cannot wait for another event so we can hire the boat again! I would highly recommend the Shield for your special... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've been on board a few times now for various events and activities. The Captain and crew are really welcoming and knowledgeable and very happy to talk about their ship. You get a great view of what's happening on the water and the catering's good too :)

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I am a member of SS Shieldhall and go on one or two cruises a year. If we lived nearer (we are in Oxfordshire). we would sail more often. We've seen the fireworks at the end of Cowes Week, with the Shieldhall Stompers playing on the deck: seen the 3 Cunarders in Southampton for the first time together: been right... More

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