Visit Us

Come on board and discover this historic steamship for yourself

Opening times: The Ship is open from 9th April from 11am until 4pm and every Sunday thereafter until the end of October.

Members can visit the ship on working days. These are usually a Wednesday or Sunday. Prior booking is advised.

How To Find Us

SS Freshspring is currently berthed at Landivisiau Walk, at the extreme North end of Bideford Quay, EX39 2BX, with ample parking available in the Riverbank long stay car park. Bus and coach stops are 200 yards away and on a level walk from the ship.


The Ship has wheelchair access to the main deck. This access is suitable for most electric mobility vehicles.

Access to the lower decks and wheelhouse is by steep steps and these are not suitable for people who are less mobile. We will be providing a virtual tour of the ship in 2022.

People with limited mobility are always welcome and we will do our utmost to ensure that their experience is enjoyable and informative. Disabled toilets are within 100 yards of the ship.

75th Anniversary