Membership Application


Why Join?

Become part of a thriving network of independent museums, arts & heritage centres and historical interpretation projects. Membership is open to all museums, galleries and heritage attractions, including those managed by local authorities.

As a member of AIM you can:

  • Apply for support from the AIM Sustainability Grant Scheme, Preventive Conservation Grant Scheme, Conservation Grant Scheme & AIM Training Grant (to apply for an AIM grant, you must be a registered charity).
  • Join Visitor Verdict and access the free Visitor Survey Service.
  • Join the AIM Energy Action Group and explore how to save money on fuel bills.
  • Be part of a thriving network of museums, historic houses and interpretation centres across the UK.
  • Learn about new developments and network with colleagues at our popular national conference and trade show.
  • Access our training grants scheme which provides bursaries for attending seminars, workshops and conferences.
  • Keep up to date with museum and heritage news through the bi-monthly AIM Bulletin and e-news mailings.
  • Access practical information on museum operation from our Success Guides.
  • If you are a supplier or freelance consultant, please download our special 'Membership Suppliers' form for further information at the bottom of this page or email:


How to join

AIM welcomes new members who support its aims.

Annual Subscription rates vary with museum size, or role of non-museum members:

    • Small Museum (up to 20,000 visitors’ p.a.) and additional sites of multi-site organisations£49
    • Medium Museum (20,000 to 50,000 visitors p.a.): £75
    • Large Museum (50,000 to 100,000 visitors p.a.):    £110

    • Largest museums (over 100k visitors):   £250
    • Individual / MDO / freelance / support organisations (1 or no paid staff):  £51
    • Non-profit Support Organisations / Libraries / Archives (2+ paid staff):   £95  

    • Suppliers and Company Consultants: £110

    • Associate Supplier: £260

    For AIM Membership enquiries please contact:

    AIM Membership

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