SS Shieldhall

Type:Meeting Venues


Berth 48, Atlantic Way, Eastern Docks, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3QN

Tel: 0844 357 2348

SS Shieldhall dining room


SS Shieldhall is a heritage cargo/passenger steamship included in the National Historic Fleet. Launched on the Clyde in 1955, she was built on classic lines and retains her original machinery and traditional wheelhouse. Withdrawn from commercial service in 1985, she was purchased by the Solent Steam Packet Charity who continue to operate Shieldhall today. Now based in Southampton and operated by a team of dedicated volunteers, enjoy alongside functions or sail along Southampton Water / The Solent with a selection from 2 hr to all-day cruises.

As part of your visit, see the impressive engine room with its original steam engines at work and the bridge, with its traditional instruments and gleaming brasswork; talk to the captain and our crew; listen to the commentary as we pass the sights of Southampton Water and The Solent; pass close to the Great Ocean Liners and container ships; walk the teak decks; relax in the Saloon with our wide range of refreshments including tea / coffee, a range of Titanic Ales, wine and hot and cold food.

Enjoy the cruising style of yesterday, as it used to be – today!

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  • Disabled Parking
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)


  • Catering Provided
  • Full liquor licence
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Lunch available, table service
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Permits Clients own Caterers
  • Refreshments Available
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Establishment Features

  • Accessibility for Unloading
  • Computer Projection
  • Desks / Tables
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Natural Daylight
  • No Pets
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Permit external audio visual technicians
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Wireless Internet Access

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Off-road parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Room / Unit Features

  • 3 Phase Power Connection some rooms
  • Black Out facilities all rooms

Specialist Features

  • Information Point

Travel & Trade

  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 15
  • Wi-fi available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Just 15 mins from the junction of the M271 and A35 junction. Follow signs for Southampton and then Dock Gate 4.
Shieldhall is based at Berth 48, Eastern Docks, Southampton SO14 2QN. All Southampton excursions start and finish here (accessed via Dock Gate 4)

Public Transport Directions

Southampton Central Railway Station 1 mile
National Express 3/4 mile

Taxis available ask for Shieldhall, Dock Gate 4.


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Bronze 2024

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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