ONE MEMBERSHIP. Many Benefits.

Become a member today to enjoy 50% off stimulating talks, discounts with local partners and free member events & socials. Your membership helps fund vital work in conserving our collection and continuing our educational charity.

Annual costs are:

  • Individual £30
  • Couple £50
  • Family £55
  • Student £10
  • Benefactor £120
  • Benefactor (couple) £160

Lifetime membership is available for £600 and Organisational membership is available for £120 annually.

If you are not local or would rather watch talks online only why not consider our Digital Subscriber option (see below).


  • 50% off over 100 stimulating talks each year: pay £3 instead of £6 and £4 instead of £8 for premium events.
  • Attend exclusive member events
  • Chance to vote at the AGM
  • The opportunity to meet like-minded friends
  • Free access to the Big Read
  • 15% off at the Francis Hotel for BRLSI members &  guests
  • 25% off new memberships at The Little Theatre Cinema
  • Up to 20% off tickets at Mary Shelley House of Frankenstein
  • The weekly What’s On and monthly members’ newsletter jam-packed with engaging content about our talks, collections and exhibitions.
  • Free access to our libraries & coffee mornings.
  • Access to the BRLSI online proceedings.
  • The chance to play an active part in this institution by getting involved in one of our committees.
  • Help enable the future of the Institution


Nearly all of our talks are broadcast online. As a digital subscriber you can watch our talks online and benefit from member prices.


  • 50% off over 100 stimulating talks streamed live online: pay £3 instead of £6  and £4 instead of £8 for premium events
  • Enjoy live online Q&A with our guest speakers
  • Learn something new at every talk
  • Opportunities to meet like-minded friends
  • Receive the weekly What’s On newsletter packed with news about our latest talks, collections and exhibitions.