Joining 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 to three years ago. Members also get a host of other free digital resources, including the Horological Journal from 1858 to 2000 and the 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.

The AHS membership year runs from 1 October for all members. If application is made after 31st March, new members may subscribe at a half rate and receive journals for the half year (June and September), while a full year's subscription will secure back issues of that year's journals.

Join online

Please enter your details in this form and click 'Add to Cart'. Check out by clicking 'View Cart'. You can choose to pay by PayPal account, credit or debit card in the PayPal page. You will make a single payment for membership in the current year to 30 September. Future membership renewals can be made online or by Direct Debit.

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I agree 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.


Join by phone

Call the AHS on 07733 481 595 (international +44 7733 481 595) with the information requested in the online form above and a credit card (Maestro, Visa or Mastercard) to hand.


Join by post

Please download, print and complete the application form here, together with the Gift Aid and Direct Debit forms if you choose, and post to the AHS with your cheque or credit card details to 4 Lovat Lane, London EC3R 8DT (not the address shown on the form). Alternatively you can contact the office and ask for forms to be sent to you by post.

Annual membership rates

All membership runs from 1 October until 30 September each year.

UK ordinary member Full year (journal back issues required)
GBP 60.00

Overseas ordinary member Full year (journal back issues required)
GBP 70.00 (£60 plus £10 airmail postage)

UK ordinary member Half year (no journal back issues required, valid between 31 March and 30th September only)
GBP 30.00

Overseas ordinary member Half year (no journal back issues required, valid between 31 March and 30th September only)
GBP 35.00 (£30 plus £5 airmail postage)

Half-year membership is not available in advance.

Additional family member (spouse/partner only)
GBP 10.00

UK junior member (under 25)
GBP 30.00

Overseas junior member (under 25)
GBP 40.00 (£30 plus £10 airmail postage)


Gift membership

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

Renew your membership

If you're looking to renew your existing membership, please log in here using your registered email address and online password. Haven't yet signed up for a password, or forgotten it? Follow the links on the login page. Membership expired? No problem! Simply contact the office and we'll sort it out.