Black& white image of a large group of people at White Star Line function c 1920'sPoster for the British titanic Society Convention 2017The annual BTS convention, normally held in Southampton, is an excellent opportunity to meet up with fellow Titanic enthusiasts, and features displays, lectures and sales tables on the Saturday followed by a formal Gala dinner in the evening. The Sunday includes an informative trip out to Titanic-related sites finishing off a fascinating weekend.

This year’s convention will take place on the 7th-9th April at the Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton. 

The Convention “package” includes:-

            2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation

            Friday Night Dinner in the Boardwalk Restaurant

            Saturday Night Bucks Fizz/Reception and Gala Dinner

            Traditional Roast Sunday Lunch

            Admission to all Lectures and Exhibition/Sales Day, and all organized events.

            The hotel provides free car parking for Resident Guests

Convention prices are as follows:-

            1)  Single Full Convention package @ £265.00 per person

            2)  Double Full Convention Package @ £215.00 per person

            3)  Gala Dinner only (for Day visitors) @ £41.00 per person

            4)  Extra nights, Bed & Breakfast @ £99.00 per person per night (Single)*

            Extra nights, Bed & Breakfast @ £54.50 per person per night (Sharing)*

            (*This rate applies to nights prior to and following the Convention)


Bookings can be made in three ways:-

            1)  By email


                        Quote “Titanic Convention April 2017”

                        Please name all delegates attending and include any Gala Dinner dietary requirements


            2)  By post

                        Return part 2 of this pdf Convention booking form together with £75.00 per person deposit to:-

                                  Jo Bennett,

                                    The Grand Harbour Hotel,

                                    West Quay Road,

                                    Southampton. SO15 1AG

                                    Quote “Titanic Convention April 2017”


            3) By telephone

                        Contact the events office (do not contact reservations) 02380 633033 (Option 2)

                        Between 8.00am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday

Quote “Titanic Convention April 2017”

                        Please name all delegates attending and include any Gala Dinner dietary requirements

 A non refundable deposit of £75.00 per person is required at time of booking.

 Members who live locally and wish to visit on a daily basis are welcome to do so, but they must make their own eating arrangements and pay the appropriate entrance fee to the Saturday Exhibition and other organized events.  Members not staying but who wish to attend the Gala Dinner are welcome, and must reserve their place(s) direct through Nikki Allen at the BTS and NOT the hotel. Payment for the Gala Dinner to be made to BTS, not the hotel.



 Full settlement of the balance due to be paid one month prior to Convention (Friday 3rd March 2017).

We regret there will be a £10.00 per head CONVENTION FEE levied on Delegates by the BTS on arrival at the BTS Welcome Desk, to assist in defraying the ever increasing costs of mounting the Conventions.

Gala dinner tickets are available through paypal below.There are sales tables available for the fair on Saturday 8th which can also be booked through paypal below.

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks so please get in touch if you fancy lending a hand.

Prices include a charge to cover the cost of paypal fees.

Gala dinner ticket for Saturday 8th April : £42.60

Sales table for Saturday 8th April : £26.55

 Images from other conventions are available on Ian Huntly’s Titanic Commemoration website.

 Selection of images from past conventions….

Wreaths at the bottom of Southampton's Titanic Engineers' memorial

Wreaths at the Titanic Engineers’ memorial in Southampton

Wreaths at musicians' memorial

Wreaths at musicians’ memorial




Wreaths from the British Titanic Society are laid on Titanic memorials every year by volunteers.

Frederick Fleet's grave with wreaths

Frederick Fleet’s grave