Join or renew membership

Select your membership

Individual £50.00 – open to any person over the age of 18


Family £60.00 – open to two or more members of the same family at the same address
(includes two copies of each issue of The Magic Lantern quarterly publication unless you choose to have only one)


Institution £60.00 – open to any organisation, library, museum or academic institution


Student £20.00 – open to any person registered as a student in full-time education


Junior £20.00 – open to any person between the ages of 11 and 17


Membership of the Magic Lantern Society brings many benefits:

  • Quarterly meetings combining lantern shows, a market, time to show and tell, time to meet and greet
  • Exclusive discounts on Society publications, both new titles and from our back catalogue
  • An International Convention approximately every four years
  • Occasional visits to major international exhibitions and archive collections
  • The Magic Lantern, our quarterly publication of scholarly articles and reports on Society activities, delivered to your door
  • Access to the Society’s unique Slide Readings Library of over 2,500 lecture, story, recitation and song texts
  • The option to borrow DVD and video recordings of meetings
  • Participation at the Society’s occasional auctions
  • Access to additional content in the Members’ Area of the Society website

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