How you can help support Shieldhall

As a volunteer led organisation without a guaranteed income stream, Shieldhall is hugely dependant on the support it receives from Members and Friends.

Each year the Society organises a schedule of cruises that can be enjoyed by all the family and which are our baseline source of income. In days gone by, earnings from the cruise programme would fund our annual programme of maintenance and improvement. Increased fuel costs and compliance with maritime legislation mean we must now constantly fund-raise to keep Shieldhall sailing.

There are many ways you can help us. Just click on the links below for more information:


Join Us

Become a Member, the cost is minimal and membership provides individual benefits, involvement at a level you choose and a strong Society. For membership details and an Application form just click here

Join our Society

Join us as a Volunteer, our wonderful old steamship is in constant need of maintenance. Functions and visits require organising and support. Whatever your skills we have a role for you. Wherever you live, there are ways you can help, we have volunteers from Devon to the Shetland Isles. Find out more by visiting our Volunteer pages, just click here.

Become a Volunteer

Book An Excursion

Book a cruise, our programme of cruises is easily accessed by clicking here.

Book an Excursion

Book a Corporate Package

Entertain your guests on board Shieldhall with a cruise down Southampton Water. Packages to suite your commercial needs.

View our leaflet


Donate, by making a cash donation through our “MyDonate” page. Remember that donations frequently provide an additional tax benefit for the Society without any cost to the giver. Click here for detail.

Make a Cash Donation

Remember Shieldhall in your Will, we offer guidance including how to add a codicil to your existing Will. A gift to Shieldhall is a lasting memory and a provision for the future. Click here to learn more.

Remember us in your will


Support our fundraising and recycling initiatives, somewhere in the membership there is always someone raising funds on our behalf. Support the current initiatives set out here.

Help our Fundraising

Gifts and Memorabilia

Support the on board or on line shop, during the “season” visit us on board, out of season and looking for something special just visit us on line by clicking here.

Visit our Shop


Take a look at our “Shieldhall Slop-Chest” wish list, Shieldhall is always in need of something, be it our regular need for more paint brushes, brooms, tools and cleaning materials to the current “it would be good if someone could donate” needs of our technical team. Just take a look at what is on today’s list and see if you can help by clicking here.

Items Wanted

Finally, our thanks for your support; your contribution makes a real difference.