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Become a CBA member

The CBA is the UK's independent champion for archaeology, representing the interests of our members right across the archaeology community, from county societies, community groups and practitioners, to academics, students and young archaeologists. 

Join us and we can speak up on your behalf for archaeology.

Our membership package offers you:

  • British Archaeology, the UK’s best-selling archaeology magazine. Plus! Free digital edition and back library
  • Members’ Newsletter with project and campaign updates and members' news
  • Enews with the latest CBA news, events and offers
  • Festival of Archaeology booklet highlighting this year's events
  • Special events where you can meet leading archaeologists and fellow members
  • Opportunities to get involved in archaeology in your local area through CBA Groups
  • Special offers from leading archaeology publishers and outdoor gear and archaeology kit suppliers
  • Discounts and free entry offers for museums and heritage venues across the UK
A selection of membership items

Membership costs less than £3.20 a month. Join the UK's leading archaeology charity and order a membership pack for yourself, a family member or friend today!   

Add membership of your local CBA Group when you join to keep up to date with archaeology in your area, attend events and receive publications. 

Join or renew online

Visit our secure online shop to become a CBA member.  You can also use our shop to renew an existing membership - just follow the new member process and you'll find a place to include your existing membership number to renew.

Join or renew by phone on 01904 671417

Call us with your credit/debit card details and we’ll do the rest. Please note that during very busy times it may take up to 28 days to process new membership orders.

If you'd like to use Direct Debit to make monthly or a single annual payment. Just download and complete the form and return it to us by post.

Direct debit and new membership form (266.0K, .DOC)
Direct debit form for membership

Gift membership

Membership also makes a wonderful gift, so why not open up the fascinating world of archaeology to a friend or family member today and make a contribution to the work of the CBA.

Simply go to our online shop and choose the membership/subscription you require.  Follow the process as if you were joining and the form gives you an option further down to select who the membership is for.

Organisational membership

Encourage your workplace or voluntary group to support the work we do to sustain archaeology and open it up to everyone by becoming an organisational member. In return, you can keep up to date with the latest in UK archaeology with two copies of British Archaeology, our newsletter and council papers, to share. We offer this service for local societies and community groups, museums, national bodies, local authorities, units, trusts and committees and universities and educational organisations. Complete an application form or contact us on 01904 671417.

Upgrade your membership

Join as a Lifetime Member and your ongoing support will give the CBA and archaeology the support it needs right now to remain sustainable for years to come. Individual £1,200 (£100 a month) Joint £1,500 (£125 a month)

Become a Friend of Archaeology and demonstrate your commitment to the CBA's work by helping us to sustain our advocacy and Young Archaeologists' Club programmes. Individual £300 annual /£900 for 3 years (£25 a month) Joint £360 annual/£1080 for 3 years (£30 a month)

  • Individual membership benefits
  • Annual Friends event with Director and leading archaeologists
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition previews and archaeology events
  • Website area exclusively for Friends
  • Regular Friends eNews with behind-the-scenes insights into the work of the CBA
  • Website acknowledgement on Friends page and personal letter of thanks

Join our circle of Archaeology Ambassadors, a group of active and influential advocates for archaeology who share our vision and are able to work with us to make a difference. Individual from £1,000 annual (£83 a month)/from £3,000 for 3 years

  • Individual membership benefits
  • All of the benefits of being a ‘Friend of Archaeology’
  • Personal profile and acknowledgement on our Archaeology Ambassadors website page
  • Annual Ambassadors dinner with the CBA President, Director, trustees and special guests
  • Regular updates from CBA Director
  • Discounted booking for our Members’ Weekend
  • Personal letter of thanks from CBA President

Join, renew or upgrade your membership online or call us on 01904 671 417

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