If you’ve benefitted from using The National Archives for study, work, family history research, or even to visit a free exhibition, please consider joining us as a member.

For just £30 a year, this is a great way to give back to The National Archives and support its important work.

Membership Types

Individual Membership

  • £30 per year
  • One individual, aged 18 years or over.

Join as an individual

Joint Membership

  • £45 per year
  • Two individuals living at the same address, aged 18 years or over.

Join with joint membership

Student Discount Membership

  • £20 per year
  • One individual aged 18-27, in full time education.

Join as a student

Organisation, Society or Research Group

  • £90 per year
  • Organisations involved in historical research, library or archival services. Membership does not extend to individual members, only to the organisation itself.

Join as an organisation

Life Membership

  • £500
  • One individual, aged 18 years or over.

Join with life membership

Membership Benefits

As a thank you for being a valued member of the Friends, you’ll receive:

  • 20% discount in The National Archives bookshop (at Kew and online)
  • Behind-the-scenes tours at The National Archives (next tour 1 May 2024 is now fully booked)
  • Special members’ only events
  • Members’ magazine Magna twice a year
  • Access to our Members’ lounge at The National Archives, Kew
  • Online Members’ area: magazine and newsletter archive, blog, forum and other publications

All proceeds go towards supporting the work of The National Archives.

Questions about Membership?

Write to our Membership volunteers at membership@ftna.org.uk.