PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VISIT THAT SECTION OF THE WEB SITE.

The Bridge  

Crew Accommodation

Lounges

Upper Deck 

Hull construction

Engines, propellers & electrical system.

Steering gear

Ropes and Anchors

The Model

 

WELCOME ABOARD BALMORAL 
OUR CLASSIC COASTAL PASSENGER VESSEL

 

THIS WEBSITE WILL SHOW YOU SOMETHING OF THE SHIP AND TAKE YOU TO PLACES MOST VISITORS NEVER SEE

CLASSIC BRITISH ENGINEERING AND SHIP DESIGN - THE LAST SURVIVOR OF HER TYPE.

Web site by Ross Floyd.  Additional material and artwork by Graham Bell.

 

 

Balmoral is a treasure trove of classic features, beautifully maintained and restored.  Unlike some museum ships, everything on this vessel works and is used in her operation.  Nothing is there for show .  She is looked after by a dedicated band of volunteers and owned by the M.V. Balmoral Fund Ltd, a charitable trust dedicated to preserving the ship for use as an educational resource .  Our volunteers give thousands of hours of their time to ensure that this floating piece of history looks as good as the day she was launched in 1949.

This web site will take you inside our ship to show some of her original features and explain a little of how she works. If you wish to visit in person, tours can be arranged and we are happy to make the ship available for commercial filming.

Please use the  navigation bar above to choose an area to visit.

This website will give you access to areas the public can't usually see.

She can be hired for corporate events and commercial functions, weddings and for filming. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HELPING BALMORAL,  PLEASE PAGE DOWN.

 

 BALMORAL - THEN AND NOW

Balmoral as built in 1949  and in the days of  P & A Campbell Ltd. 1969 - 1980

     

Balmoral as modified in 2003 and as she is today.

 

SOME OF THE ILLUSTRATIONS ON THIS SITE ARE PHOTOGRAPHS OF A 1.48 SCALE WORKING MODEL OF BALMORAL - CLICK HERE TO SEE IT.

 

 

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BALMORAL - THEN AND NOW

Special illustrations showing how sections of the ship work and what they do - in poster format - drawn for the website by Graham Bell, her ex Chief Engineer.

Please click on the top poster to see  larger copies of the thumbnails below. Each poster contains unique information about the ship and a flow diagram to illustrate how and why things work.

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BALMORAL - THEN AND NOW

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BALMORAL - THEN AND NOW

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CAN YOU HELP US ?  WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE OF VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES ON BOARD AT THE HISTORIC HARBOURSIDE IN BRISTOL!

IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP ON THE SHIP AS A SHIPWRIGHT OR ENGINEER OR IN ADMIN, 'MEET AND GREET', ALONGSIDE EVENTS ( IN BRISTOL ), PUTTING UP POSTERS, MANNING THE SHIP TO GIVE GUIDED TOURS, HELPING THE CATERING TEAM WHEN IN BRISTOL AND A HUGE NUMBER OF OTHER VITAL TASKS

PLEASE USE THIS LINK:

VOLUNTEER HELPERS REQUIRED - ENGINEERING - ADMINISTRATION - MAINTENANCE - and many more - click for details

 

Visitors:  Due to the original features and 1949 design of the ship, disabled passengers may be limited to particular areas but are able to access the main lounge, restaurant and disabled toilets on the main deck.

However there are a number of stairs if you wish to reach the upper deck.    Please check before you book.

 

Website and all contents copyright Ross Floyd & Graham Bell. 2020