Event Date:Start at 10:30 AM
September 11, 2021
It’s access all areas on board SS Shieldhall! As part of your visit, see Shieldhall’s impressive engine room with its original steam engines and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork, maybe even meet the ship’s captain!
SS Shieldhall is a heritage cargo / passenger steamship included in the National Historic Fleet, based in Southampton and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers.
Launched on the Clyde in 1955, Shieldhall was built on classic lines and retains her original machinery and traditional wheelhouse. Withdrawn from commercial service in 1985, she was purchased by charity The Solent Steam Packet which continues to operate Shieldhall today.
As well as visiting the working spaces of Shieldhall, including the Engine Room, Boiler Room, Bridge and Focsle, guests can admire the ship’s steam assisted steering gear (similar to that used on Titanic); talk to the captain and her crew; view the Great Ocean Liners and container ships on Southampton Water; walk the teak decks; enjoy some deck games; relax in the Saloon with a wide range of refreshments including tea/coffee, a range of Titanic Ales, wine, ice cream and hot and cold food. Children will have fun with an interactive ‘Shieldhall Passport’, collecting stickers from various stations on board!