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SS Shieldhall

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Address: Berth 48, Gate 4, Eastern Docks, Southampton SO15 0AL, England
Phone Number: +44 844 357 2329
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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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Bournemouth Airshow Sunday 21st August 2016

An excellent trip. The ships crew are all experienced, informative, friendly and cheerful, and keep all the passengers well informed of whats happening. The catering facilities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Rusteve21
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An excellent trip. The ships crew are all experienced, informative, friendly and cheerful, and keep all the passengers well informed of whats happening. The catering facilities are excellent and very efficient with very reasonable prices and a wide selection of food and drinks, including local real ale.

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Melksham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent day on board the SS Sheildhall, it was a smooth cruise from Poole to Bournmouth, despite the awful weather. We still managed to see the red arrows & a few other planes despite this. All the volunteers were very friendly & helpful & after having a good look around we were able to warm up in the engine room.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great experience! We were on board to watch the Bournemouth Air Festival which is a great air show. The Shieldhall and its crew are superb! A fascinating ship with everything worked by steam engines all over the place, and a lovely crew who are extremely helpful and friendly and explained everything superbly. The weather was a bit rainy... More 

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Thank Michael J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We boarded the Sheildhall in Poole and sailed to Bournemouth to watch the air show. The crew were all very friendly and helpful. Once underway we were able to visit the engine room this was really appreciated as it warmed us up because the weather was wet and Cold! Also we visited the bridge, very interesting. The crew were more... More 

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Thank Claire B
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined the ship in Poole and right from the moment we boarded we were under her spell. As soon as the pilot leaves the ship you can visit the bridge and, if it interests you, the engine room. Everyone is very friendly and the lady taking the food and drink orders deserves special mention, she didn't stop! We started... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled on the Shieldhall as newcomers from Poole Quay to watch the Bournemouth Airshow on 21st August 2016. The whole experience from start to finish was fantastic. Not only was the viewpoint for the show spectacular due to the aircraft going directly overhead, but the crew (made up of volunteers) were friendly and very knowledgable about the ship and... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent cruise down Southampton Water in near perfect weather. The crew were all very friendly and knowledgeable and very happy to talk to you, whatever level your own knowledge was. The bacon baps and local beer went down a treat! The four of us had not been on bard before and were impressed at the level of... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely brilliant trip last night to see the Typhoon and Cowes Week fireworks. The ship is wonderful and all the volunteers lovely and helpful. It was amazing to be able to see all over the ship and my visit to the engine and boiler rooms brought back some great childhood memories (proper piston engines - sigh!) They stopped the ship... More 

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Thank forester1949
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational for those who have never been in a working engine room and a working bridge, Volunteers are every good at explaining the operation of the ship and there was a great jazz band onboard, made very pleasant days sailing on Southampton Water, would strongly recommend this day out to everybody.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held an Institute meeting on board and made full use of the new media and lecture facilities. Very good

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