Children of the Titanic - Talk by Caroline Heaven

Why did their brave families board the ship?
What was life like for children on Titanic?
Why did so many die in the cold water of the Atlantic?
On cruise ships today, space for children is a necessity. In 1912 there was no such consideration. There were 126 children aged 14 or under on board the Titanic (although numbers vary). Boys over 14 years were classed and treated as men. 60 children died in the disaster, two of whom died on their birthday.
Through individual stories of survivors and victims, this talk will reveal their moving experiences. The sinking for some would be the last thing they would remember. For the survivors, many of whom lost their fathers, the night of April 14th would change their lives for ever.

Come along to this illustrated talk by Caroline Heaven (British Titanic Society)
Places are limited so please book by phoning 01942 828128 or emailing

Date and time

Thursday 4th April, 2019

12:30pm to 1:45pm


Museum of Wigan Life

Library Street



Pricing info

£3.00 including tea/coffee

How to get there


Talks Accessible Lift Accessible Toilets Guide Dogs Welcome Hearing Loops Wheelchair access

Thu 4th Apr, 12:30pm - 1:45pm

Children of the Titanic - Talk by Caroline Heaven

Museum of Wigan Life