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 PSPS collection continues to expand with over 50,000 items. The Society holds the largest collection of materials related to Paddle Steamers including postcards, sailing bills, books, souvenirs and fittings from much loved steamers of the past. We welcome further donations to enhance our collection. Please contact the Society's Archive Trustee in the first instance.
A statement issued on behalf of Waverley Steam Navigation Co Ltd.
The Scottish Government has confirmed £950,000 support for Maid of the Loch restoration.
The minutes of the meeting, which was held in York on 24 November 2018, have now been published.
The stern wheeler Delta Queen is set to return to service after an exemption renewal.
Vevey remains in service offering trips on Fridays and Sundays into December.
The 2018 AGM takes place on Saturday 17th November.
On Monday 29th October Stadt Luzern's outgoing Captain Kuno Stein and her new master Roger Maurer spent the day clearing the ship's bridge and office.
There is now a sufficient rise of water level on the Elbe at Dresden for the paddlers to sail in Saxon Switzerland today.
Capt Kuno Stein welcomes passengers aboard Stadt Luzern at Fluelen on his last sailing as a paddle steamer captain and Stadt Luzern's last trip before a major rebuild.
Low river water levels on the Elbe at Dresden continue to cause havoc with the timetables for the paddle steamers there.
- There are no events scheduled.