A registered charity founded in 1959, we have about 2,500 members and through our associated charitable companies we operate the only two working paddle steamers in Great Britain; PS Waverley and PS Kingswear Castle.
Without the PSPS there would no longer be the opportunity to sail on a Paddle Steamer in Great Britain.
Our aims are:
- to preserve paddle steamers in sailing condition;
- to educate the public in the historic significance of paddle steamers in the Nation's maritime and industrial heritage;
- to acquire, preserve and exhibit a collection of equipment and material associated with paddle steamers.
We have five branches covering all of Great Britain. Each branch organises regular talks, social and special events throughout the year. Please click on a branch below for more information.
- Bristol Channel Branch
- London & Home Counties Branch
- North of England & North Wales Branch
- Scottish Branch
- Wessex & Dart Branch
The 16th June 2018 marks 71 years since Waverley's maiden voyage.
Some pictures of one of the 'Rocket' steamers still operating in Bangladesh.
PS Monarch was recently chartered to the Wessex & Dart Branch for a trip from Wareham.
Kingswear Castle enjoys a sunny sail down the Dart last weekend.
Most often associated with the Southampton to Cowes ferry and pottering about in the Solent, the Lizzie hit excursion peaks just after the Second World War.
Kingswear Castle has successfully completed her final running trials and had the Passenger Certificates renewed.
Join the PSPS today for only £10 and take advantage of our new members offer for a limited time.
Waverley’s 2018 Season begins on Friday 25th May. Here is a preview video of what’s to come.
PSPS pledges £50,000 to Maid of the Loch to help return the Paddle Steamer to service on Loch Lomond.
An interview with Waverley's first Master, Captain John E Cameron D.S.C., where he describes the sinking of the 1899 Waverley at Dunkirk in May 1940.
NationalPSPS Annual General Meeting 2018Principal HotelYorkNotice is hereby given that the thirty first Annual General Meeting of the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society will be held in the Crown Room at the Principal Hotel, Station Road, York YO24 1AA at 1.30pm on Saturday 17th November 2018, followed by a presentation of 'Clyde Steamers in the 1960s', by Iain Quinn.