The Association for Industrial Archaeology

Britain was the first industrial nation and for the last three centuries industry has had a major influence on the society, environment and landscape in which we live; it shaped the country and its remains provide a link with the past that can also serve the future. The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain’s industrial past. It brings together groups and individuals with an interest and expertise in identifying, recording, preserving and presenting the remains of the industrial past.

Uniting individuals, local societies, academics and field professionals we:

  • Pool knowledge and set standards for recording
  • Represent industrial archaeology by membership of national and international bodies
  • Support local and special interest societies

And through our programme of awards and grants we:

  • Sponsor research and reward excellence
  • Assist preservation and restoration
  • Encourage research and publication

But we need your support. Help give our past a future:  Join Now

Diary Dates

All AIA events, those of our Affiliated Societies and others of IA interest can be found on the Events Diary page but for quick reference, events organised by the AIA itself in 2018 are:

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