The Society was founded in 1938 to promote interest in maritime history and provide a forum for research, communication, collation of information and recollection. Read more about the origins of the Society.
Members pursue various avenues of research for themselves or the Society, or on behalf of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, or they simply meet up to share experiences and socialise. Presentations on a range of maritime subjects are given monthly between September and May by members and distinguished guest speakers. See the Events page.
Members also receive the quarterly Bulletin in which we publish articles and papers of significance by members and others. Lloyd’s List has described The Bulletin, now available in both printed and digital editions, as “hugely readable,” and the editorial team strive to maintain and enhance this reputation. See the Bulletin page.
About half of our core membership is from Merseyside and the surrounding area, with others located throughout the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, while some reside as far away as Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America.