Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the work of the Institute in funding archaeological research and promoting heritage. Two types of membership are available: Ordinary (Full) and Associate. Membership subscriptions run from January to December.

Ordinary (Full) membership benefits:

Associate membership benefits:

The Institute has a reciprocal arrangement with the British Archaeological Association, whereby members of both organisations are invited to attend each other's lectures.

Membership rates

To join the Institute, you can set up a Direct Debit by clicking on the relevant button below. Alternatively, download the Membership Application/Gift Aid and Direct Debit forms at the foot of this page. For the standard rate, cheques should be made payable to the 'Royal Archaeological Institute'.

Please note: Membership subscriptions run from January to December.

Membership rateStandard rateDirect Debit 
Ordinary Members£40£35
Ordinary Members 
(under 26)
Associate Members 
(do not receive Archaeological Journal)
Life Members 
(over 60)
Life Members 
(under 60)


RAI Direct Debit form

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RAI Membership Application and Gift Aid forms

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