Affiliated Societies


A list of affiliated members is given below with further details and contact information where it has been supplied.

If your organisation is listed ensure your secretary has given full contact details to the AIA to enable a detailed listing. Details can be emailed to mjm@twelveheads com. If your society is not listed perhaps it should consider affiliating to the AIA and help support the promotion of industrial archaeology.


Amberley Working Museum
Arkwright Society, Cromford
Berkshire IA Group, Reading
Black Country Museum, Dudley
Black Country Society, Warley
Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port
Brede Steam Engine Society, Sussex
Brewery History Society
Bristol IA Society
Cambridge Society for IA
Canterbury Archaeological Trust
Combe Mill Society, Botley
Cuffley Industrial Heritage Society
Cumbria Industrial History Society
Derbyshire Archaeological Society
Dorset IA Society
Generating Works, restoration Herstmonceux
Gloucestershire Society for IA
Greater London IA Soc
Greater Mancester Archaeological Unit
Gwynedd Archaeological Trust
Halifax Antiquarian Society
Hampshire IA Society
I A Recordings, Wolverhampton
I.S.S.E.S, Bewdley
Isle of Wight IA Society
Japanese IA Society, Tokyo
Leicestershire Industrial History Society
Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology
Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Manchester Region IA Society


Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society
National Piers Society
Norfolk IA Society
Northamptonshire IA Society
Northern Mill Engine Society
Northern Mine Research Society
Nottinghamshire IA Society
Railway & Canal Historical Society
RCAHMS, Edinburgh
Ryhope Engines Trust, Sunderland
Saddleworth Historical Society, Oldham
Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology
South Western Electricity History Society, Bristol
South Wilts IA Society
Staffs IA Society
Suffolk IA Society
SUIAG, Southampton (see Hampshire IA Society)
Surrey Archaeological Society
Surrey Industrial History Group
Sussex IA Society
SW Wales IA Society
Tramway Museum Society
Trevithick Society, Cornwall
The Waterworks Museum, Hereford
Twissells Mill, Heatfield
Vale of the White Horse IA Group, Wantage
Warwickshire IA Society
Westonzoyland Engine Trust
Wilts Archaeology & Natural History Society
Worcestershire Archaeological Society
Worcestershire IA & Local History Society
Yorkshire Archaeological Society (Industrial History Section),Sheffield

WARNING: If you need help assessing a historic find - do not go to you local authority, they may be corrupt - Go to your local archaeology group 1st, English Heritage 2nd.

Local Sites

Gallery - Visit to Shoreham (Beeding) Cement Works - November 2002s

Amberley Working Museum

Wey and Arun Canal Trust

Sussex Archaeology Society 

Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society

The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum 

Brede steam Engine Society 

British Engineerium

Romans in Sussex - a valuable resource aimed at varying levels

Icehouses - Local and National

Dew Ponds

Lime Kilns

Rother Valley - Bridges and Streams

Coultershaw Water Pump and Bridge


SERIAC - Annual Conference

Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Society  - Hampshire

Surrey Industrial History Group

Wealden Cave and Mining Society


The Association for Industrial Archaeology

Subterranea Britannica

Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England



This page contains links to other sites of interest to industrial archaeologists.

NEW  - Electricity Site   South Africa's electricity supplier, ESKOM, has an excellent web site devoted to the history of electricity in South Africa. For more about electricity, visit The Electricity Museum [Museu da Electricidade] in Lisbon.

The following list is a fairly haphazard sampling of some useful links:


English Heritage
International Council on Monuments and Sites
Internet Archaeology
World Heritage List
Robben Island
European Association of Archaeologists
The Vernacular Architecture Society
The Ironbridge Institute
Grain Elevator & Processing Society
Friends of Gas Works Park
Society for Industrial Archeology
South African Railways Info Page
Institution of Gas Engineers (IGasE)
Museu da Electricidade
Farnham Pottery Restoration Project
Industrial Heritage Route - Ruhr
Association for Industrial Archaeology
EPAL - Empresa Portuguesa das Águas Livres, S.A.
Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London
Trevithick Trust
National Gas Archive
Cement and Concrete Institute
Country Grain Elevator Photographs
Metronome Canada
Grain Elevators - BNSF rwy
Tiger Brands
Cultural Mapping - Geraldton
Internet Resources for Heritage Conservation
Glasgow University Archives and Business Records
National Research Foundation
COS Funding Opportunities
Public Record Office
Oxford Archaeological Unit (OAU)
African Legacy
Archaeology Africa
Archaeology Magazine
BBC History
Cultural Mapping - Geraldton
Internet Resources for Heritage Conservation - Historic Preservation and
World Heritage List
Parks Canada - main menu page
Royal Geographical Society
The Conservation Plan
Urban Conservation Glossary
NSW Heritage Office Website
Bridging the Urban Landscape Homepage - Pittsburgh
European Heritage
Forest Heath 22 Villages Heritage Project
Heritage South Africa
National Trust of South Africa
World Heritage Center
Regeneration Through Heritage
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
Kennet District Council
Elgin Marbles
Tate Modern The Building
SAVE Britain's heritage
Victoria and Albert Museum
Australian Heritage Commission
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
English Heritage - Sitemap
Archaeologists using GIS
Archaeology Databases
Bibliographic database
Maps and Clickable Maps
Surveys & Mapping
US Geological Survey
Heritage Antique Map Museum
Historical Atlas of the 20th Century
Archaeology Data Service - Guides to Good Practice
Historic Pittsburgh Project
Millennium Map
Sam Wormley's Global Positioning System (GPS) Resources at ISU
Archaeology & GIS
Internet Archaeology
Canada Science and Technology Museum
London's Transport Museum
Smithfield: A Market for our time
The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester
The National Maritime Museum - Greenwich, London
Stonehenge tunnel Archaeologists and Development Stonehenge campaign
Unofficial - Jewish Museum Berlin
Jewish Museum Berlin
Levi Jordan Plantation
Western Australia Maritime Museum
Parks Canada
British Museum
Comarca del Nalón
The cave of Lascaux
Archaeology Dept at Lampeter- Wales
Archaeological Research Institute
Archaeological Resources at Aberystwyth
Archaeology Africa

Herstmonceux Generating Works