Volunteers with a huge range of skills helped restore and now run the ship, and members support it. The resultant community supports wellbeing, operates as a bulwark against isolation, and remains open to all.
The Danny is a living and working museum piece maintained to the highest standards with public access wherever and whenever possible. Access includes displays, guided tours and enjoyable activities for all ages, plus the opportunity to experience a cruise on board.
The Danny’s story connects across generations and disciplines – history, geography, engineering, design, ecology, science and industry – and offers learning opportunities that foster inter-generational understanding, fuel creativity and build confidence.
Danny is a dual fuel boat: it runs on coal and volunteers. The Danny brings old and young volunteers together, prevents isolation, and creates conditions for skill sharing and learning. Our volunteers are at the heart of what we do.
We will build on our strong partnerships, particularly those that ensure young people become part of the ‘Danny’s’ future.
We offer a balanced programme of private hires, public cruises and ticketed events to secure the Danny’s future as a core piece of maritime heritage, and a programme that supports our social mission.
Lots more information and events, including cruises, is available on the website