CBA Affiliate Membership

Membership for societies, museums, local government departments, university departments, units, trusts, communities and other educational bodies. Make sure you keep informed!

Why become an Affiliate Member?

The CBA lobbies and campaigns on behalf of the 600 heritage organisations, societies and local government bodies that are already CBA Affiliate members, who are helping to strengthen the profile of archaeology in the minds of decision makers.

Representing its large member network, the CBA sits at the table with heritage alliances, government ministers and countryside bodies and makes its members’ voices heard. We need your support to ensure we can continue to do this. We are passionate about expanding participation in archaeology and want to work with you and your members to encourage wider engagement with active archaeology.


Affiliate Leaflet As a CBA Affiliate member, you will be supporting an extremely important cause as well as receiving benefits for your staff and/or members.

Membership also brings you:

  • Discounts on archaeology related products
  • Pre-publication offers on CBA books
  • Preferential rates on advertising, web hosting & events
  • Web listing service for promotion of your events

Affiliate fees start from as little as £35 a year.

For details about the CBA groups that you can also join when you take out a CBA membership, for a small additional fee, please see here.

Please boost our membership numbers. Every additional member counts.

To join download an application form DOC or contact the CBA. Please do not send payment until invoiced.

Note: the membership package has recently changed. Current members can see how this affects their membership here.

Affiliate membership prices*

SocietiesUp to 100 members£35
101–200 members£49
201–500 members£70
501–750 members£86
Over 750 members£111
National Museums £111
Non-National MuseumsAnnual income below £100,000£49
Annual income over £100,000£70
Local Government Departments £86
Units, Trusts, CommitteesAnnual income below £100,000£49
Annual income £100,000 to £1m£70
Annual income £1m plus£111
University departments £111
Other educational bodies £70

Download application form: DOC


The CBA endorses the specialist low cost insurance scheme for archaeological/historical activities, organised by the broker Towergate Risk Solutions, in association with the CBA.