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.
Sandown left Portsmouth, sailed down the Western Solent, across Poole Bay, rounded Anvil Point and St. Albans Head bound for Weymouth.
If you want a last trip on Stadt Luzern before she is withdrawn, you'll have to get your skates on.
The latest 'Paddle Wheels' magazine is available to all new PSPS members - join today!...
Having completed her season and been laid up for the winter, Bristol Queen was unexpectedly called back into service.
Hartlepool Borough Council launch a new conservation plan for Wingfield Castle.
Empress at the movies.
A statement from Paul Semple, PSPS National Chairman, on Maid of the Loch.
A statement from John Beveridge, Chairman of Loch Lomond Steamship Company, in response to the the Heritage Lottery Fund's decision not to grant funds to the Maid of the Loch.
A new DVD "Waverley on London's River" is now on sale.
PS Embassy’s last scheduled trips of the 1963 season did not quite go to plan.
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 rare archive film, 1930s to 1976', by Iain Quinn.