The Association for Industrial Archaeology


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Applicants are sought for the 500 Dorothea Award for Conservation. See our Awards page for more information.

Since 2009 AIA has allocated 250,000 in Restoration Grants to worthy recipients to restore historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels within the UK. We have more funds available but we need people to apply for grants. The maximum has been increased to £20,000. Please see our Awards page for details of all we can do.

The AIA promotes the study, preservation and presentation of Britain's industrial heritage.

The AIA is the national organisation for people who share an interest in Britain's industrial past. It brings together people of a great variety of interests in this country's industrial heritage.

We monitor hundreds of applications to alter or demolish industrial sites and buildings and work with other amenity groups to protect Britain's heritage.

We can also help with financial grants for a number of aspects of industrial archaeology, including our new Restoration Grant. Click here for details.

Help give our past a future

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2015 is European Industrial Heritage Year

News . . .

Cellular Mobile Communications Heritage
The article that appeared in I A News 174 is reproduced here with its correct illustrations.

This year's successful Restoration Grants are on the Restoration Grants page.

The AIA now Tweets! See below

All Party Parliamentary Group
Find out here why you should encourage your MP to support the important group on Industrial Heritage before. Click here.

New AIA Award
A new award has been instigated for the Best Adaptive Reuse of an Industrial Building. Full details are on the Awards pages.

Restoration Grants Increased
The maximum grant has been increased to £20,000 and we are keen to receive applications for grants. Grants awarded to date amount to £250,000. Click here for details of previous recipients.

CBA/AIA Handbook
Industrial Archaeology - A Handbook is now available and details are on our Publications page, together with a review from the IHBC journal Context.

Last Updated: 9.10.2015
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The Association for Industrial Archaeology is registered in England under the Companies Act 1948 (No 1326854) and the Charities Act 1960 (No 277511).
Registered Office: c/o IGMT, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ