Join the SAHGB

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain encourages the study and enjoyment of architectural history. Through its membership, the Society provides a forum for the interchange of ideas and information, acting as a valuable link between architectural historians both in this country and abroad. Membership is open to all who are interested in architecture and its history, and an interest in the built environment is the only qualification.

There are over 1,100 individual and institutional members in the British Isles and abroad. Members receive the annual edition of the journal Architectural History, a magazine, and invitations to eventsstudy days and tours.


All enquiries about membership should be emailed here.

If you move house or need to update any of your contact details, please write to Hall McCartney

Current Members across the globe:

Membership: Joining & Renewals

Subscriptions are payable annually on the first day of January. Current rates are as follows.
(Life membership has been discontinued).

Ordinary Member UK £40.00
Ordinary Member Overseas £48.00
Retired Member UK £30.00
Retired Member Overseas £38.00
Student/Under 25 Member UK* £20.00
Student/Under 25 Member Overseas* £28.00
*Eligibility for student status is limited to an initial period of three years. Please send evidence of student status or age with your application.
Joint (two adults living at same address)
Joint Members UK £47.00
Joint Members Overseas £55.00
Joint Retired Members UK £37.00
Joint Retired Members Overseas £39.00

Gift Aid

Members who pay UK tax at the standard rate are invited to complete the Gift Aid Declaration in the space provided on the application forms. The Society can then claim the tax back at no cost to members. (Members who pay some tax at the higher rate will then also be able claim back tax at the difference between the two rates.)