Membership of the Society is open to all and is strongly recommended to everybody interested in the history of exploration and travel, exploratory voyages, geographical discovery and worldwide cultural encounter.
For an annual subscription of £60 (US$110), or £30 (US$55) for students in full-time education, members receive all volumes issued by the Society (other than those of the Extra Series) for the period of membership. These historically significant texts and translations, often appearing in print for the first time, are fully annotated, well illustrated with maps and plates, and conform to the highest standards of scholarship. As such they often represent the 'last word' on the material they embrace, and are widely valued by historians and geographers throughout the world.
Normally, two volumes are published each year*, representing extraordinary value for money. Beautifully bound and printed, and stamped in gold with the familiar 'Victoria' logo of the Society, the books rapidly become treasured collectors' items. In addition, members may also purchase many previous publications at specially discounted rates.