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How to Join YAC UK

YYF TT P2006 The Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) is the only UK-wide club for young people aged up to 17. The club is run by Council for British Archaeology (CBA), an educational charity working for over 65 years to promote ‘Archaeology for All’. YAC’s vision is for all young people to have opportunities to be inspired and excited by archaeology, and to empower them to help shape its future. There are two parts to the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC).

  • YAC UK is a magazine based subscription package aimed at children under the age of 17 who are interested in archaeology.
  • The YAC Branches are a network of local branches where children can get involved in hands-on activities on a regular basis.

Why join YAC UK?

Here is what some of our current and previous members/parents have said about YAC UK and the Young Archaeologist magazine.

  • ‘It’s absolutely brilliant’
  • ‘My son has really enjoyed the magazine and particularly the dig he participated in at Stratford this year’
  • ‘Thank you for all the issues of the magazine over the last few years, every single one has been fascinating and beautifully produced’
  • ‘My son was given membership for Christmas and is thrilled with it!’
  • ‘Thanks for a lot of fun over the years’
  • ‘My son has thoroughly enjoyed being a member or the YAC and has got a tremendous amount out of it’
  • ‘My daughter has bundles of enthusiasm about archaeology and YAC which has been one of the best investments ever! Thank you for such a great magazine, it really fuels her interest and imagination’

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There are a number of different ways to apply for YAC UK membership:


You can pay via the Council for British Archaeology’s secure online shop using a Credit or Debit Card. Please choose the relevant membership category and then select which country you live in.

By post

You can also use the YAC UK application form to renew a YAC UK membership by cheque or by Direct Debit.

Once you have completed all the relevant fields please return the YAC UK application form to the YAC office. Our postal address is written on the bottom of the application form and can also be found on the contact us page.

Over the telephone

We will need to take all the details on the card and the billing address for the card. Please have your Credit or Debit Card ready and then telephone +44 (0)1904 671417. We do not accept American Express. We cannot set up Direct Debit payments over the telephone.

Please note: Do not send cash through the post as a form of payment for YAC UK membership.

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Council for British Archaeology

BA Magazine You may also like to join our parent organisation the Council for British Archaeology (CBA). The CBA has a wide range of membership options including:

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