BAFM membership is open to any not-for-profit society, of any size, which supports an institution preserving our cultural heritage.  This includes museums, art galleries, cathedrals, churches, theatres, libraries, archives, art centres, historic buildings, gardens, etc. We also welcome individuals, Education Establishments and institutions to join as supporting members. SEE BELOW.
There are volunteering opportunities on BAFM Council – please click here to go to the volunteer page: Volunteer with BAFM


  • BAFM Journal three times a year (4 copies for Group Members, one copy for individual and 2 copies for institutional members. Additional copies available at £3.50 each). 
  • Access to competitive Group Insurance scheme only for Friends Groups through NFU Mutual.
  • Copy of ‘Handbook for Friends‘; invaluable for new and existing Friends.
  • Copy of ‘Charter & Handbook for Heritage Volunteer Managers and Administrators‘.
  • Advice and Guidance.
  • Regional and national BAFM conferences and events.
  • Networking opportunities.


Click here to download, print and complete an Application Form or contact the Administrator. The Administrator & Membership Secretary will advise if your application is successful or will contact you to discuss aspects of the application. Subscription rates to the right.
Administrator & Membership Secretary: Jayne Selwood 141a School Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 4LZ email:

BAFM National Conference, Reading, 2019

National Conference, Reading, 2019


Institutional or Corporate Member – £100
Student/Young Membership – £15
Individual Member – £30
Group Membership rates vary according to the number of members in your Society:
* 100 and under – £60
* 101 to 500 – £100 
* 501 to 1,000 – £130
* 1,000 + members – £200 
Please note if you are a Friends Group and require insurance, the premiums will be in addition to the cost of the subscription. BAFM National Conference, Newcastle, 2018

BAFM National Conference, Newcastle, 2018

National Conference, Newcastle, 2018