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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 members benefit from:

  • British Archaeology, the UK’s best-selling archaeology magazine. 
  • Digital access to every issue of British Archaeology ever printed via Exact Editions.
  • 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 £3.35 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.

Join by post

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 (262.5K, .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.

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