Why join the AHS?

It is easy to join the AHS online, by phone or by post. Members receive our flagship peer-reviewed quarterly printed journal, Antiquarian Horology, as well as free online searchable access to the entire AH archive from 1953 up to two years ago.

Members also get a host of other free digital resources, including the Horological Journal from 1858 to two years ago, the entire run of Watch and Clock Maker from 1928 to 1939, searchable fire insurance records, extensive horological data from the London Gazette and Old Bailey trials, and a horological bibliography, with more valuable resources coming soon.

Other benefits include the opportunity to join our specialist groups on wristwatches, electric time and turret clocks, as well as our regional sections around the UK and overseas, connecting you to an extensive network of people who share your interests.

Combine this with a packed diary of events and visits, and it is easy to see the superb value of joining the AHS. In doing so, you’ll also be supporting our mission to encourage the study of all matters relating to the art and history of time measurement, to foster and disseminate original research, and to encourage the preservation of examples of the horological and allied arts.

Join the AHS online

You can join the AHS online in moments. For those in the UK, we now offer online Direct Debit joining – no need to fill in paper forms. For those based outside the UK, or for anyone who does not wish to set up a Direct Debit, you can join with a single payment using a credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Click here to find all our online joining options.

Join the AHS by phone

Call the AHS on 020 7062 7479 (international +44 20 7062 7479) with your credit or debit card (Maestro, Visa or Mastercard) to hand and we will get everything sorted. Please leave a message if there's no answer – we will call you back.

Join the AHS by post

Please download, print and complete the application form here, together with the Gift Aid form if you choose, and post to the AHS with your cheque or credit/debit card details to 4 Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8DT. Alternatively you can contact the office and ask for forms to be sent to you by post.

Renew your existing membership

If you're looking to renew your existing AHS membership, you can do so online here. Or you are welcome to send us a cheque, or give us a call – it is always nice to hear from our members!

Gift membership

If you would like to buy an AHS gift membership for a friend, client or family member, please click here.

Terms of joining

Anybody joining the AHS is taken to have agreed to the following terms of joining: I hereby apply to become a Member of the Antiquarian Horological Society and I agree to be bound by the provisions of the Society’s Memorandum & Articles of Association (including any change in the rate of my subscription). I understand that membership of the Society does not constitute any form of qualification and that I may not, in any circumstances whatever, make use of it in furtherance of my profession, business or trade. I am aware that I will be be notified (by post, email or telephone) when there are changes to the Membership scheme, or when my Membership is due for renewal, or has recently lapsed, or when the Society has relevant news and information for me relating to events, products, services and fundraising. I understand that the Society will use my personal information in accordance with data protection legislation and the Society’s full privacy notice which may be updated from time to time and can be viewed here.