The Association for Industrial Archaeology


Affiliated Societies

Affiliated membership is available to societies, clubs and groups, whether of local interest or of national specialist interest, so that they can have a voice in national matters and their members can be aware of what is happening in the wider field. By adding their strength to the AIA it increases our voice and position when representing industrial archaeology at a national or European level. Representatives may be nominated to exercise voting rights and all regular publications plus five copies of I A News are included. Attendance at events at AIA membership rates is available to the affiliated organisation's members.Subscription details are given on our Membership pages.

AIA frequently receives enquiries about insurance for archaeological activities but we have not been able to come up with a viable scheme at competitive rates. We recommend that your first enquiry should be to the CBA who provide cover for many individuals and societies involved with archaeological work. To have cover through them it is necessary for the individual or society to become a member of CBA. The rates for membership and cover depend on circumstances and cannot be usefully summarised.
Your contact should be Finance Director, Council for British Archaeology, St Mary's House, 66 Bootham, York, YO30 7BZ. 01904 671417, Fax 01904 671384, Email:


A list of our affiliated members is given below with links to their web sites where known. For those Affiliates without web sites a simple details and contact information page is provided where such information has been supplied.

If your organisation is listed ensure your secretary has given full details to the AIA to enable an appropriate listing. Details can be emailed to michael @ twelveheads com.

If your society is not listed perhaps it should consider affiliating to the AIA and help support the promotion of industrial archaeology.

Please advise us of any broken links so we can keep these lists up-to-date.

Berkshire IA Group, Reading
Black Country Society, Warley
Bristol IA Society
Cambridge Society for IA
Combe Mill Society
Cuffley Industrial Heritage Society
Cumbria Industrial History Society
Derbyshire Archaeological Society
Dorset IA Society
Essex IA Group
Gloucestershire Society for IA
Greater London Industrial Archaeology Society
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Halifax Antiquarian Society
Hampshire IA Society
Historic Scotland
I A Recordings, Wolverhampton
IASDA IA section of the Devonshire Association
The Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland
Leicestershire Industrial History Society
Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology
Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Manchester Region IA Society
Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society
Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge
Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society
Northamptonshire IA Group
North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
Northern Mill Engine Society
Northern Mine Research Society
Railway & Canal Historical Society
Ryhope Engines Trust, Sunderland
Scottish Industrial Heritage Society
Somerset Industrial Archaeology Society
South West Wales IA Society
South Western Electricity History Society, Bristol
South Wilts IA Society
South Yorkshire Industrial History Society
Staffs IA Society
Suffolk IA Society
Surrey Archaeological Society
Surrey Industrial History Group
Sussex IA Society
Tramway Museum Society
Trevithick Society, Cornwall
Vale of the White Horse IA Group, Wantage
Warwickshire IA Society
The Waterworks Museum, Hereford
Wessex Water Services
Westonzoyland Engine Trust
Wilts Archaeology & Natural History Society
Worcestershire IA & Local History Society
Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Industrial History Section), Leeds