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Peter Norman
· September 17, 2017
Had a fantastic afternoon cruise down Southampton Water. With our pram and baby, we thought the steps would be a problem, but thanks to the amazingly helpful volunteer crew there was always help and a...dvice on hand.
I would thoroughly recommend a trip on Shieldhall, we'll be back for sure.
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John Haywood
· September 3, 2017
Fabulous day out watching the Bournemouth Air Festival. Blue skies, blue sea, the smell of a steam engine. The engine room trip was fascinating - my kids kept wanting to head down to see what was going on.
Beverley Livermore
· September 3, 2017
amazing we loved it. The crew are fantastic and so helpful, explained everything to us and showed us how the engine works, great way to spend 4 hours even in the wet conditions.
Nigel Hodgson
· August 7, 2017
Had a wonderful afternoon out on the Shieldhall with the RU40 tribute band....
It was fascinating to go down into the engine rooms and see everything close up in action and feel the heat of the boiler...s. Definitely will be back on another sailing date soon. See More
Christopher Duchesne
· September 2, 2017
Brilliant Boat and crew - Amazing day put to see the airshow would high recommend to anyone to visit this lovely steamboat
Sarah Browne
· September 3, 2017
Fantastic time sailing around and watching the air show. I highly recommend this for everyone.
Ali Mansell
· August 5, 2017
Brilliant evening. The volunteers were so hard-working and passionate about their hobby. The facilities were clean and the food and drink plentiful.
Judy Walker
· August 25, 2016
Our recent trip from Poole to see the Bournemouth air show was excellent. The ship is great to be onboard. The crew, all volunteers, are fantastic, the food and drink just what we needed - no need to ...bring your own. The Red Arrows, the Spitfire and the Typhoon were great to watch from the sea. Can't wait for our next cruise next year. See More
Richard Watts
· August 26, 2014
Went to go on board in Poole two minutes after 4pm. Mr Jobsworth on the gang plank said the ship is closed to allow time for visitors to leave by 5pm. Leaving by 5pm is fair enough even though there i...s no sign of visiting times anywhere on the boat and I would have been happy to board in that basis, but no Mr. Jobsworth said just come back tomorrow. We are going on a steam outing to Weymouth tomorrow and involved in the Airshow the rest of the week which I did explain.
Not good guys! A great pity.
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Ben Wales
· August 28, 2017
Fantastic day cruise down to Poole in perfect Weather, still well looked after since my last Trip some years ago.
Nicky Braithwaite
· May 28, 2017
What an awesome cruise! Thank-you so much my parents loved it as well as my 4 year old. The staff were so lovely and welcoming fantastic way to spend an afternoon.
Debs Angel
· August 29, 2017
Very enjoyable morning aboard Sheildhall at Poole Quay. The Captain (Master) & crew were all friendly, helpful & knowledgeable. Thank you
Rachel Sheldon
· September 1, 2014
Great day on board SS Shieldhall on Saturday for the Bournemouth airshow.
The Show was great and being on board, with the planes zipping past was a fabulous way to experience it. Facilities on boar...d were great and thank-you very much to those who had done the catering for making the effort to provide vegetarian sausage rolls. The email the day before travelling giving details of where to board and also info on local car parks was very useful. See More
Peter Cima
· August 16, 2015
Fantastic day out on the Shieldhall up the Solent to see the cruise ships leave. Amazing work done by all the volunteers, who are all more than happy to stop and talk. Bridge visit, as well as engine ...and boiler room tour are definite highlights! See More
Roy Dugmore
· August 15, 2016
An Amazing experience from start to finish. The crew made us feel so welcome and answered all our queries with such ease and eagerness. The ship is a living monument to a bygone era thanks to these wo...nderful people who volunteer there own time and effort to share there own expertise. See More
Jillian Wildgoose
· July 22, 2017
Fantastic cruise along the Southampton Sound. Such a beautiful ship and great crew onboard! Would highly recommend booking this!
Linda Herring
· September 11, 2016
A very interesting trip, with knowledgeable and friendly staff. Thank you for volunteering your time for us to enjoy this piece of our heritage. Hopefully, in the future, we will be able to book a lon...ger journey and spend more time with you! � See More
Johannes Fykse
· December 11, 2017
This is a big steam ship ��
Viv Skinner
· September 19, 2016
A great day out not just for steam enthusiastic people but for the whole family. Will come again. Thanks for a great time.
Lesley Fitt
July 18, 2012
Our scout group had the most fantastic day on SS Shieldhall on Sunday. The day was very well organized, all the volunteer staff and crew were friendly and knowledgeable and knew how to engage the youn...g people. The lady who runs the tuck shop and makes amazing cakes is our nbf. Thank you to all of you for an unforgettable experience See More
RU40 tribute are aboard this Saturday!
The Red Arrows!
What a lovely day! The ships alive and steaming!

Its confirmed! Shieldhall will be sailing to Dry Dock in Falmouth in April. The ship will sail on Sunday 15th April to arrive into Falmouth on Monday 16th April! More details coming soon.......... #loveFalmouth

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Steamship Shieldhall
Landmark & Historical Place