Aboard the SS Shieldhall

Aboard the SS Shieldhall

All-aboard the SS Shieldhall for a hands-on workshop about First World War shipwrecks!

The UK's south coast is home to more than 1000 First World War shipwrecks, and now visitors have the chance to learn more about them whilst exploring the unique venue of the steam ship Shieldhall.

What do we offer?

This is a joint session between the Maritime Archaeology Trust and the SS Shieldhall, available thanks to the Heritage Lottery Funded Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War project. Visitors will be introduced to maritime archaeology and the role it plays in investigating the wrecks of the First World War through an engaging talk, try-on dive kit, and handling and recording real artefacts. Then, discover more about the Shieldhall, a living representation of the ships which moved people, equipment and vital supplies around and between our shores during the war: though it was built in the 1950s, the Shieldhall was built on classic lines and follwing early 20th century shipbuilding traditions and technology.

Make a booking enquiry

To book an outreach session with about the SS Shieldhall, please get in touch by:

Email: education@maritimearchaeologytrust.org

Phone: 023 8023700 (8.30am - 4pm)

Please include how many students (and of what age) you would like to bring and any dates you have in mind in your enquiry.×

Staff really engaged the young people we brought along, all of whom have special educational needs. They were patient with our pupils and showed real enthusiasm about the project which sparked the interest of our pupils. All in all a great experience which we would recommend and we would like to return in the future if feasible.


from Hampshire School