Become a Member

Let's work together to protect the buildings we love

We need your support more than ever during these challenging times to save old buildings from decay, harmful alteration, and demolition. Treat yourself or a friend to a membership that you can enjoy from home. You'll receive a stunning welcome pack, instant access to our online resources and events, and our quarterly SPAB Magazine




SPAB Membership

Join the main SPAB for just £4.83 per month (£58.00 per year).

Discounts are available for those under 30, or for two members sharing the same address.

Mills Membership

Join the Mills Section from just £4.17 per month (£50.00 per year). 

Discounts are available for students and two people sharing the same address.

SPAB & Mills membership

Support the SPAB and the Mills Section and enjoy the benefits of both for just £7.42 per month (£89.00 per year). 

Corporate Supporters

Sign your organisation up for SPAB membership and bring all the benefits to your employees too. Starts at £175 per year.

Educational Providers

Our Educational membership covers your organisation and online memberships for your students/staff. Starts at £175 per year.

Joining from outside the UK

We welcome members from around the world. There's a small additional postage charge.

Gift membership

SPAB membership is the perfect gift for anyone who loves old buildings. With a welcome pack full of SPAB goodies and four copies of our quarterly magazine, it is a thoughtful and attractive gift that lasts all year, and which also helps to support our work. Individual membership is £58, or if the recipient is under 30, it’s just £34 per year.


The benefits of membership

Become a SPAB member and enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Our quarterly SPAB Magazine, a must-read for those who love old buildings
  • Access to our NEW member skill-shares and other live online learning 
  • Access to our online list of historic properties for sale and the members' area of our website
  • Visits and events in your local area via our regional groups
  • Priority booking for selected SPAB courses
  • Discounted tickets to our lectures, whether online or in-person
  • Deals and offers from other organisations
  • Monthly careers bulletin to help you build your career in the heritage sector
How your membership helps old buildings:

Our members are an integral part of the SPAB. As well as championing old buildings and the SPAB Approach, your membership helps us to:

  • Offer free, impartial advice via our technical advice line and online Knowledge Base
  • Carry out casework, responding to applications for alterations to listed buildings across England and Wales
  • Campaign for at-risk buildings and promote skills and training within the sector
  • Train the next generation of professionals to care for old buildings
  • Carry out hands-on repairs to old buildings at our working parties and through the Old House Project

Frequently asked questions


Can I join the SPAB from outside the UK?
Yes! We welcome members from all over the world. Please sign up using this form here.


I'm an existing member. How do I renew?
You'll hopefully have been sent renewal reminders by email or post. The email reminders contain a personalised link that you can use to renew your membership online. You can also renew by logging in and then clicking on the red welcome back button in the top right corner. Click 'view profile' in the dropdown list and you'll be able to renew your membership from there.


Can I pay by cheque or direct debit?
You can! Please download this PDF form and return it to us.


Can I pay monthly?
You can! We've launched monthly direct debit payments in 2023 and, unlike many membership organisations, we won't penalise you for opting to pay monthly instead of annually. You'll pay the same amount overall for your yearly membership. Please use our monthly direct debit form to sign up. Existing members can also use this form to switch to monthly payments when they renew.


Do you offer a membership for students or retirees?
We don't have a dedicated membership for students or seniors any longer. But we do offer concessions for those earning less than £18,500 per year after tax. There are more details here.


How do I join SPAB Ireland / SPAB Scotland / a Regional Group?

Members living in Ireland or Northern Ireland automatically become members of SPAB Ireland when they join the main SPAB. Similarly, members living in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland

If you live somewhere else, you can still subscribe to SPAB Ireland and SPAB Scotland's email newsletters and attend their events

All members receive the same magazine and have access to all the other benefits of membership, such as the property list and online events. All membership administration is handled centrally by our small membership team.

When you join as a member, you'll also have the option to choose which Regional Groups you would like to hear from. You don't have to live in that area to subscribe to emails.