Membership

If you are interested in historic buildings of all ages and all types, and want to support a charity which really make a difference, join us.

Your support will help us campaign and save historic buildings and places of all ages and all types.

Your support will help us assist local authorities, places of worship and building owners to manage change to the historic environment through casework.

Your support will help us encourage the study of architectural history and conservation by publishing a volume of Transactions and three members’ magazines a year.

Your support will also help us to organise our annual series of events and Annual Lecture, our AGM and to award the Stephen Croad Essay Prize each year to encourage architectural research and writing.

Each year, our members receive:

Transactions

A 150-page volume of Transactions  comprising papers on a wide variety of subjects such as: The Saving of Holland House, the career of 17th century freemason Sampson Frisby, and Mies van der Rohe’s unbuilt design for the City of London.

HERITAGE NOW

Three copies of our 32-page colour magazine, Heritage Now. Each edition will be packed with news from the Society, casework notes and articles relating to conservation and preservation of historic buildings and places.

Visits

Invitations to a great variety of historic sites in the company of likeminded enthusiasts – including professionals in the field and those who simply like old buildings.

Our members will also receive:

  • Online and in-person lectures
  • Annual Lecture
  • The opportunity to attend our Annual General Meeting, which takes place in June or July, and is held in a building of historic or architectural significance.  This includes a talk on the buildings, a tour, and refreshments. Past AGMs have been held in Middle Temple Hall, Birmingham Town Hall, and Birkbeck Hall at the Great Hospital, Norwich.

We are delighted that you will be joining us as a member...

Simply select the membership type you wish to purchase and then ‘buy now’; payment is taken via Paypal (please note that Historic Buildings & Places is the working name of the Ancient Monuments Society. Payments taken will be made to the Ancient Monuments Society).

Any questions? Contact the office on 020 7236 3934.

As a registered charity we benefit from Gift Aid on subscriptions. Gift Aid Declarations are also available from the office.

Existing Members will continue on current terms and conditions until January 2022.

The current rates to join Historic Buildings & Places for 2021 are:

Individual - £40

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Individual (Gift) - £40

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International Individual - £50

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Under 30 - £25

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International Under 30 - £35

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Household - £60

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International household - £70

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Institution - £40

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International Institution - £50

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Lifetime Membership - £1,000

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International Lifetime Membership - £1,010

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Gift Aid

If you are a UK taxpayer, we can reclaim Gift Aid on your membership fees which will allow your donation to go even further. By selecting ‘With Gift Aid’ from the drop-down menus below, you are agreeing to the following statement:

“Please treat as Gift Aid all qualifying gifts of money made in the past four years and all future gifts of money that I make from the date of this declaration as Gift Aid donations. I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for that tax year. I understand the Society will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I give and that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.”

Gift membership

A subscription to Historic Buildings & Places makes a great present. To purchase, just select the option for Gift Membership, choose ‘Yes’ under ‘Is this a gift?’ and enter the name and address of the recipient in the box. If you would like us to send the welcome pack direct to the recipient, you can add a gift message. Otherwise, please use this box to request delivery to your own address.

If you are joining on behalf of someone else, as a gift, simply complete the form with their name and address, and let us know in a note that you have done this. Send your completed membership form and the appropriate subscription to our address below. On receipt of your completed membership form and subscription we will enrol you (or your friend) as a member, and send you out the latest Magazine(s) and Transactions.

The gift of Life Membership is also available at £1000 (Individual), for those who wish to make a more substantial commitment to our work.

Current working patterns

Please note: Due to current changes to our working patterns, we will be sending out virtual welcome packs for those joining from 16/03/2020 onwards, which will be received by email. You should then receive subsequent publications as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Renew your membership by Direct Debit on 1 January each year

If you are joining us as a new member, once you have taken out membership via PayPal please also consider filling out a Direct Debit form so future subscription payments can be taken automatically on 1 January each year, without the need for reminders. This is of huge help to us.

If you are an existing member and would like to switch to Direct Debit for all membership renewals from 2021, click through to fill out the form. (Please note this will not cancel any Standing Orders you have active – you will need to contact your bank to do this.)

For any questions about Direct Debits or alternative payment methods, please call the office on 020 7236 3934.

Donations

Donations are ideal if you want to contribute to our work but aren’t interested in the membership mailings and events.
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Legacies

We are immensely grateful to those who have remembered us in their will over the years – it continues to make great difference to our work.
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