Plan a visit

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

Where to find us

The best way to experience such a unique vessel is by stepping on board and exploring!

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.


Due to the age and location of the vessel, we’re unable to offer wheelchair accessibility on board and we advise ALL visitors to read our accessibility considerations before booking to ensure we can meet your requirements. We will do all we can to ensure visitors can enjoy Massey Shaw.

Visit enquiry

Submit your details into the form below to enquire about visiting Massey Shaw. A member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

If you do not hear from us, please email

    Opening times

    We normally open for visitors between March until November.

    Open times are from 11am until 3pm

    If you would like to visit at another time, please fill in the form and state the time in the message field.


    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 an appropriate cost.

    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

    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.

    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.