Join Us

The National Heritage Science Forum is made up of organisations that are active in the field of heritage science. Our members play a critical role in the delivery of the new strategic framework for heritage science in the UK. We bring together heritage organisations, academic institutions and professional bodies. We have recently changed our membership structure to reduce the fees for smaller organisations and we are particularly keen to encourage these organisations as well as organisations from industry to join the Forum so that we can maximise the benefits from the exchange of ideas and collaboration that are at the heart of the Forum's work.

Membership Benefits

NHSF members work together to address policy issues and increase capacity for heritage science research. They collaborate to make better use of resources and develop better ways to understand, demonstrate and measure the economic and social benefit of our heritage and of heritage science. 

What we do

Our strategic priorities for 2020-21 can be found here: Strategic Priorities, 2020-21

Benefits of membership include:

  • Influence over NHSF's strategy and programmes
  • High level engagement with the strategic framework for heritage science in the UK
  • Shaping responses to consultations and policy engagement
  • Monthly newsletter including funding calls, jobs, research opportunities and news from across the sector
  • Access as a contributor to the Kit-Catalogue for equipment sharing
  • Networking with leading participants in the field of heritage science
  • Participation in Member Meetings
  • Voting rights

Membership rates 

We welcome applications from all organisations that want to play a part in shaping the future of heritage science in the UK.

Annual membership rates are linked to turnover. 

Turnover of < £1 million: £500 per year 

Turnover of £1-20 Million: £1,000 per year

Turnover of > £20 million: £2,500 per year

The membership year runs 1 May to 30 April and fees are prorated for organisations that join part way through a year.

To find out more about NHSF, or for further information on joining the forum, please contact Caroline Peach by emailing: coordinator@heritagescienceforum.org.uk  or see our membership leaflet (pdf).