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The CBA is an independent charity that works to increase public understanding and participation in archaeology. We represent the interests of our members right across the archaeology community, from country societies, community groups, and practitioners, to academics, students, and young archaeologists.  

Every member counts. Join us today and help give archaeology a future. Individual membership costs less than £3.75 a month. There are also discounted membership options for students, couples, and families

By becoming a member, you will help us continue our vital work in education and conservation, promoting and protecting the archaeology of Britain. 

You will also receive a range of exciting benefits… 

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Membership Benefits  

Subscription to the British Archaeology Magazine

This award-winning magazine covers the work of British archaeologists at home and around the world, exploring a wide range of archaeology issues, from early humans to the 21st Century, science to art, books to TV, and more.

It is bi-monthly and delivered straight to the door of anyone who has a subscription or membership (excluding student membership).  

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Access to our Digital Library

The library contains every issue of British Archaeology ever printed (over 25 years’ worth!) and has a full keyword search function across all these 150+ issues.

There is a unique URL for each page, making it an invaluable tool for referencing in academic works.


Keep up to date with the latest archaeology and CBA news.  


Vote in our AGM

Voting rights in our AGM. 

When you join, add membership of your local CBA Group to stay informed about archaeology in your area, attend events, and receive publications.  

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By joining the CBA, you will also support the continuation of our important work, including: 

The Festival of Archaeology 

The UK's biggest nationwide programme of archaeology events, which has grown from a two-day event to two weeks of events engaging people in archaeology. 

Click here to find out more.

Listed Building Casework

Our casework team protects significant sites within your local community, with a record of success in 72% of consultation responses.   

Want to know more? Click here.

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And so much more. From actively campaigning on heritage issues to producing new publications, we are always working to protect Britain’s archaeology and ensure it is accessible to all.   

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Membership Prices*

*With effect from the 1 April 2024

  CBA Individual Membership CBA Joint CBA Student CBA Family
UK £46.50 £53 £29 £60
Europe £62 £68 £29 £75
Rest of the World £75 £82 £29 £87
   British Archaeology Subscription - Individual    British Archaeology Institution 
UK £37 £37
Europe £52 £52
Rest of the World £65 £65


Lifetime Member - Individual  Lifetime Member - Joint   Friend of Archaeology - Individual   Friend of Archaeology - Joint   Archaeology Ambassador
£1200.00 £1500.00 £300.00 £360.00 £1000.00



Societies up to 100 members Societies 101-500 members Societies over 500 members National bodies/societies
£48 £73 £137 £137


Non-National museums Local government departments Contractors, trusts, committees University departments Other educational bodies
£75 £110 £80 £140 £90


*Please note that Student Membership is digital-only access to British Archaeology. 

Join or Renew Online

Click the button to join online and become a CBA member.

You can also renew an existing membership online – simply log into the membership area and click "renew"

Membership Enquiries 

For membership enquiries, please email [email protected]