Welcome to our membership application page.

By becoming a member of the Friends, you can help us provide support to The National Archives in preserving the nation’s documentary heritage and making it more accessible to the public.

Please complete the membership application and payment sections below.

Membership Categories

We offer the following membership categories:

  • Individual membership (Category A)
  • Concession membership (aged under 26 or over 60) (Category C)
    In each case there is a “+ One” for joint membership for 2 persons at the same postal address (Category B and D)
  • Charity / Corporate membership (Category E)
  • Life membership (under 60 Category G and over 60 Category H)

The membership rates for 12 months from date of joining are shown in the table below.

The full rate is Rate 1. There are reduced rates if:

  • You agree to automatic renewal of your membership by either bank standing order or
    auto-renewals by PayPal or credit card (Rate 2), or
  • You agree to receive the Friends’ magazine (Magna) in an electronic format, or collect from Kew (Rate 2)
  • You agree to automatic renewal as above and to receive the Friends’ magazine electronically or collect from Kew (Rate 3)
Membership Categories and Rates – Please make a note of the category and rate i/d – you will need this in the payment section
Ref Category Rate 1
Rate 2
Rate 3
A Individual 25 20 15
B Individual +1 35 30 25
C Concession 22 17 12
D Concession +1 30 25 20
E Charity or Corporate 60 55
F * Overseas Supplement 5
G Life Member under 60 500
H Life Member over 60 325

* Overseas Supplement applies only when magazine post option is selected for non-UK addresses.

Step 1: Personal information

After submitting this form you will be taken to Step 2 where you can make payment.

Title 1*
Name 1*
Title 2
Name 2:
Membership Code: Enter your choice of membership category & rate in the box (eg Non Concessionary with eMagazine and auto renewal is A3, etc) The full range of options is listed in the table at the top of this page*
I / We give consent to the above details being held in the records of the Friends, including in the membership database, on the understanding that it is for administrative purposes only by Friends' officers connected with the management of membership. The details will be removed from the database if membership ceases. Your agreement is required for the membership to proceed.*
I am/we are willing for my/our name(s) and contact details to be circulated to other members of the Friends*
I would like to receive the magazine as :*
Please send me details for volunteering as follows
Please indicate how you would like to pay. Please note payment can be made in step 2 below after submitting this form.*

I want the Friends of The National Archives to treat all donations made in the last four years and all donations I make from the date of this declaration to be treat as Gift Aid donations.

I pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax at least equal to the tax that the Friends of The National Archives will reclaim on my donation.

I may cancel this declaration at any time by writing to the Membership Secretary.

I am a UK taxpayer and would like the Friends to collect Gift Aid on my subscription and donations until further notice