Plan a visit

Gather your friends, family, colleagues or local interest group for a guided tour of Massey Shaw.

Visiting us

Getting here

Massey Shaw is moored in West India Dock and is easily reachable via public transport or by car. Full instructions on how to get here can be found on our Contact page. Accessibility information can be found here.


We provide refreshments on board as part of your visit. This includes tea or coffee, soft drinks or water, and biscuits. Additional catering is available at appropriate cost.

Additional languages

Our tour guides speak English only however we do have an information sheet which can be made available in additional languages. Please inform us at least one week before your visit.

Opening times

We normally open on a Wednesday and some Saturdays from March until November. Open times from 11am until 3pm. If you would like to visit at another time, please contact us.

Toilet facilities

Massey Shaw still has the original pump action toilet installed on the vessel and when underway this is the only toilet on board. When moored, additional toilet facilities are available, including disabled toilets thanks to our links with the Docklands Scout Project.

Tour App

We have teamed up with iZi Travel to create a guided tour for users with either Android or Apple devices.

Download our Dunkirk – Operation Dynamo Tour

Download iZi Travel app

Group activities

Group visits

An opportunity to engage with living history.


Family Visits

We hold several Family Open Days during the year.


School visits

We offer a unique experience for children to understand how a fireboat works.

Donate today

The quickest and easiest way to donate is through our Virgin Money Giving page which allows you to make one-off donations and regular monthly donations.