Membership is open to anyone interested in supporting the work of the Institute, particularly funding 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.

A limited number of post-graduates may apply for free online access (to our online recorded lectures and Archaeological Journal) for 2015. Please contact admin [at] royalarchinst [dot] org, using an address.

Membership Rates

RAI membership rates

Standard Rate Direct Debit
Ordinary Members £40 £35
Ordinary Members
(under 26)
£25 £20
Associate Members
(do not receive Archaeological Journal)
£20 £15
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 RAI, please complete the membership form and return it with your cheque or direct debit form. Alternatively, you can set up your direct debit online by clicking on the regular donation button below. Direct Debit payments will read 'Charity Donation' on your bank statement.

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 administator or click here and it will take you to the one off donation button.