Individual membership

For museum professionals, volunteers, students, friends, trustees, and interested people
Individual membership is suitable for all people working in museums, as well as volunteers, full-time students, retired professionals and friends and trustees of museums.

We also welcome people who don’t work in museums but have an interest in the sector.

We have members from all over the UK and offer international membership for our colleagues around the world.

Read the MA's membership FAQs.

Membership is changing!
Prices and grades are changing from 1 April.
Click here to see the full details of the changes.

Your benefits
• Free entry to museums and exhibitions with your membership card

• Museums Journal monthly (11 issues a year) and online archive

• Museum Practice online and full archive

• Substantial discounts on MA conferenceone day conferences and other events

• Invitation to free members’ meetings

• Discount on Find a museum

• Access to our professional development schemes (professional-developmentAMAFMA and others)

Get in free
Our membership card scheme means you can get free entry to all the latest exhibitions and museums around the country – make the most of your card and you could save the value of your membership in no time at all.

Choose from the list of sites offering free entry to MA members.

Keeping you informed
By joining the Museums Association you become part of the largest network of museum and gallery professionals in the UK. You will get access to a wealth of information, advice and news from our publications and website, numerous events and professional development schemes.

Museums Journal
Museums Journal contains news, reviews, profiles, and the latest developments in museums. This is the publication for the sector, and a must-read for anyone working in or for museums.

Our website
Our (and your) most powerful resource has over 40,000 users a month, and gives you access to the whole museum community at the click of a button.

Members get exclusive access to Museums Journal and Museum Practice online, meaning you can search for any article you want, whether it is a news story, event, job or exhibition review.

Museum Practice
Museum Practice is the MA's online publication guiding you through best practice in museums with a huge archive of advice, case studies and practical content.

Getting you involved
Networking and development opportunities are important to every museum professional and as a member we can help you on the path to improving your career and making the most of our events for networking.

As a member you can take advantage of the following networking and learning opportunities:

• MA One Day Conferences

• Annual Conference & Exhibition

• Members meetings - free networking events for members throughout the country

• AMA - Associateship of the Museums Association - enhance your skills within a supportive network and get recognition for your CPD.

Fees and booking
Click on the links below to purchase membership online

Salary less than £25,000
Workplace is a member: £77 or 4 x £19.25
Workplace is not a member: £82 or 4 x £20.50

Salary £25,001-£50,000
Workplace is a member: £127 or 4 x £31.75
Workplace is not a member: £137 or 4 x £34.25

Salary £50,001-£72,000
Workplace is a member: £181 or 4 x £45.25
Workplace is not a member: £196 or 4 x £49.00

Salary more than £72,000
Workplace is a member: £209 or 4 x £52.25
Workplace is not a member: £225 or 4 x £56.25

Full-time student: £58 

Retired: £58

Unwaged: £58

Volunteer: £58 

Friend, trustee, paid non-professional: £77 

International: £156

International online-only: £89

Or download a booking form below

Individual Membership form 2018-19 (pdf)

Please note that we can not accept payments via e-mail for security reasons. Any emails received with card details will be deleted. The quickest and most secure way to pay is online. Alternatively you can pay over the phone by calling 020 7566 7800.