Join the Lit & Phil

There are many reasons to become a member of Whitby Lit and Phil – to have free admission to our collection as often as you like, to have access to our extensive reference library, to research your family tree, to enjoy our interesting lectures, the opportunity to meet other like-minded people and the chance to help in the museum.

The first stage in becoming a member is to complete an application form which you can collect from the museum or complete the online form. Our insurers require you to provide two referees. If you know two current members of the Lit and Phil, ask them to sign your form. You may be new to the area or from a different area altogether so do not know any members. In this case you may nominate two people who may be approached to provide a reference. These could be neighbours, work colleagues or other responsible person willing to confirm your good character.

Your name will then be brought to the next monthly meeting of the trustees for their approval. Once this formality has been satisfied, our membership secretary will contact you to ask you to send your subscription. This is currently £15 for sole members and £25 for two members living at the same address. The easiest way to pay this is by annual subscription but you may prefer to pay by cash or cheque.

Once we have received your subscription, you will be sent your membership card and a copy of the latest report and welcomed to the society.