Membership of The Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society

Benefits of joining the Society

SANHS was formed in 1849 to collect and record the heritage and history of the old County of Somerset. Today, the Society carries out charitable activities to meet its objects of promoting the study of archaeology, natural history and history. It does this by awarding grants, organising talks and events, publishing books and its journal, Somerset Archaeology and Natural History (Proceedings), and conserving its estate and collections. Membership of SANHS provides the Society with general funds enabling it to carry out its important work of informing today’s heritage community of the importance of the past.

As well as supporting heritage projects in Somerset, joining SANHS brings other benefits:

  • Advance notice and booking of talks and events organised by SANHS and it’s Associated Societies.
  • Access to the Society’s 20,000-volume library held at Somerset Heritage Centre, including borrowing rights for some titles.
  • Concessionary entry to the Somerset Rural life Museum, Abbey Barn, Glastonbury.
  • Specialist advice on a wide range of interests, consistent with SANHS charitable status.
  • A paper copy of the Society’s Proceedings, Somerset Archaeology and Natural History.
  • A paper copy of the Spring newsletter with reports of the Society’s activities. 

The Society offers several different membership options. Choose the option that best suits you from the list below, and click on the Join Today button to sign up. More information about our memberships can be found in the Membership Terms and Conditions.



2 adults and up to 3 children (ages 6-17). £55 per year.


From £40 per year.


For 2 adults living at the same address. £55 per year.


For students in full-time higher education. £15 per year.






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If you have any questions or require more information, or if you are interested in membership for an organisation or institution, please email the Membership Administrator.

The images on this page are William de Morgan tiles from the SANHS collections.

If you prefer to pay by online bank transfer or by cheque, please download and print the paper application form.