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.

Ordinary (Full) membership benefits:

Associate membership benefits:

  • A yearly programme of lectures
  • Receipt of two newsletters a year
  • The opportunity to take part in weekend or longer tours and visits to historic sites, and to attend regional conferences

We also have a reciprocal arrangement with the British Archaeological Association, whereby members of both organisations are invited to attend each others lectures.

Membership Rates

RAI membership rates

Standard Rate Direct Debit
Ordinary Members £40 £35 Set up Direct Debit
Ordinary Members
(under 26)
£25 £20 Set up Direct Debit
Associate Members
(do not receive Archaeological Journal)
£20 £15 Set up Direct Debit
Life Members
(over 60)
£525 N/A
Life Members
(under 60)
£750 N/A

Membership subscription runs from January to December with renewal subscriptions payable annually in January.

To join the Institute, you can set up a Direct Debit online by clicking above on the relevant 'Set up Direct Debit' button or download the membership and Direct Debit forms below.

Support Us

We also run a student sponsorship scheme for undergraduate archaeology students. If you would like to make a donation to support this campaign, please contact the Administrator.