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. 

Annual membership subscription runs from 1 JANUARY TO 31 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, either:

  1. Set up a Direct Debit online by clicking the blue button below.
  2. Download, complete and return the Membership Application/Gift Aid form at the foot of this page. If you wish to pay by Direct Debit, download the associated Direct Debit form. If paying the standard rate, cheques should be made payable to the 'Royal Archaeological Institute'.

PLEASE NOTE: Annual membership subscription runs from 1 JANUARY TO 31 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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