Please Note as of  March 2016
Head Office: Please direct all official enquiries to head office: Angela Hale

Please note: The Membership website will be sending out renewal notices, please go to the E-store to renew your subscription to the BTS . If you have renewed online recently or at the BTS Exhibition, please ignore the automated email. Your access to this area will be updated shortly.“.

All membership queries should still be addressed to


2017 lectures to be announced shortly

British Tarantula Society:  The BTS was established in 1984. With our roots going back much earlier the BTS is the world’s oldest on going tarantula society. Our main site is for public viewing.

Here you will find:

  • BTS Forum: Now closed to registration but open to read only
  • BTS Classifieds: for trading your captive bred tarantulas and other inverts
    BTS Gallery: Members galleries and the Theraphosid gallery a great reference guide
  • BTS Chat Room:  (moved to members area)
  • The BTS Members website:  Password and username protected B.T.S. Members area.

BTS_31(1)_WEB-1B.T.S. Members area where you can download the latest journal and many back issues, most online journals are enhanced versions.  There are also articles and species listings and the beginner’s questions and answers matrix.  If you would like to view this area then use the “how to join” to find detail’s on how to become a full or web only member of the British Tarantula Society.  Complete the membership form and return it to the head office.  The forms carry all the information needed to join today!

BTS_Newsletter_01-1BTS Newsletter
We appreciate your membership in the leading organisation for arachnid enthusiasts. Our Journal of the British Tarantula Society is the finest English-language arachnocultural publication, and we want to give you even more with a bi-monthly newsletter that gives a home to additional features like Letters to the Editor, In Focus, book reviews, art, photo essays, short breeding reports or species overviews and more. We welcome your submissions for both the Journal and the Newsletter. Editor Michael Jacobi will decide which publication is best for your contribution. Please feel free to email him at michael.jacobi@thebts.co.uk.


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