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Address: Berth 48, Gate 4 Eastern Docks, Southampton, England
Phone Number: +44 844 357 2329
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Description: The Steamship Shieldhall is the largest working steam ship in Britain. A...
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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Wonderful trip on the Solent

It's a wonderful ship, the crew are pleased to show you around and you can see the engine room, they were really informative about the history of the Shieldhall.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Miaclesummer
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London
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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's a wonderful ship, the crew are pleased to show you around and you can see the engine room, they were really informative about the history of the Shieldhall.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Barman is great.The boat is great.I have had a great time every time i have been on this boat(about 5 times for parties and events!) Good hire price too - don't change anything!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
68 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a wonderful boat with a well-stocked bar. It is located near Dock Gate 4 terminal, which unless you are on a cruise is difficult to see unless there is a "do" on SS Sieldhall. Look out for those rare live entertainment gems Plus wave goodbye to ships while you sip your beer or port

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quirky old steam tramp kept in excellent condition. If you're of a naval background, especially if you were a steam era engineer (Stoker, Boiler Technician) you will really appreciate the ship.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I spent a wonderful afternoon on the Shieldhall celebrating a friends birthday. The view of the docks, Southampton Water and the Solent were spectacular and the food was excellent. All the way we had excellent and amusing commentary over the tannoy. The food for the party was excellent - well prepared and presented and I was able to take some... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Hard work by volunteers has saved this old sewage ship and turned it into something special. Well worth a visit or I believe you can book it for parties etc.

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London, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Can remember the Shieldhall in previous guises so impressed by the way she has scrubbed up. Obviously a great deal of time,patience, money and love gone into the restoration and clean-up. Have seen her a couple of times on the water whilst sailing. Long live steam.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like nostalgia, this is for you..an old style steam ship. There is no where on board you can`t visit, even when she is underway. A true treasure of the seas. See the engines, smell the steam and oil, experience the boiler room, go up on the bridge, and sample southern hospitality in the saloon! The people who run... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
68 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Went onboard as part of the SeaCity festival and also the Music in the City Festival. Good bands on both times, with excellent views of the liners coming and going. Friendly staff with bar selling excellent real ale beers.

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Uk
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Brilliant! Attended a 40th party here, cracking night with great people. Little known about gem in southampton!

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