Waverley made her triumphant return to service in August 2020 following her boiler refit. However Waverley is now critically short of funds to survive this winter. Without further support she can’t return to service in 2021. We are therefore asking for your help by donating to Waverley’s COVID-19 Relief Appeal.

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Support Us

The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society exists to support the preservation of paddle steamers and their history.

Across many years the PSPS has contributed in excess of £3.7 million towards the preservation of Waverley and over £600,000 to Kingswear Castle.

The main things we do are:

  • assisting in keeping Waverley and Kingswear Castle steaming on into the future;
  • conserving and working towards exhibiting our unrivalled collection of paddle steamer pictures, sailing bills, documents, models and other objects; and
  • supporting other British paddle steamers, including Maid of the Loch and Medway Queen.

Four Easy Ways You Can Support Us


You can make a one-off or recurring donation using a credit card, debit card or bank transfer via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account if you pay by card.


Buy our latest book or DVD in celebration of our 60th Anniversary. Alternatively, turn your everyday online shopping into free donations to the PSPS with easyfundraising.


Join the Society, enjoy our quarterly 'Paddle Wheels' magazine, two free tickets for children, exclusive sailing discounts and special events.

Leave a Legacy

If you leave a legacy in your Will to a charity such as the PSPS, its value will be exempt from Inheritance Tax. One such legacy formed a vital part of the funding of Waverley's Millennium Rebuild.