Joining the National Council for Metal Detecting is not just about insurance, there are a lot of benefits for your basic £8 per year membership:

✓ Insurance cover for commercial rallies/events, private & group digs.

✓ You get two membership cards – One for your wallet/purse and a key fob card to keep with your keys or you could tie it to your metal detector so you always have one with you.

✓ Public liability insurance up to £10,000,000 – With £0 excess

✓ Worldwide cover – great for holidays (excludes USA & Canada)

✓ Access to the NCMD App 

✓ Access to our Major Finds Excavation Fund to help you with important finds
(Currently only available in England & Wales)

✓ We represent you and other detectorists across the UK at local and government levels on all matters relating to the hobby of metal detecting

✓ NCMD Digging Deep Newsletter

✓ Ability to join our online community forum & enter competitions

✓ Log in and make changes to your membership anytime


Membership Options

You can choose a 1-3 year membership which will be automatically renewed unless cancelled. (You will get advanced notification before your membership is auto renewed)

1 year – £8
2 year – £15
3 year – £22

PLEASE NOTE: All members must register with their own email address, even those in the same household. You cannot share the same email address as it would stop you accessing areas like the forum. 

Renewing your membership early
You can now renew your membership up to 90 days before your expiry date, without losing any of your current membership. You will need to log into your account to renew. If you are logging in for the first time, you may need to register an email address before you can access this option. Follow the link on the Renew a Membership page.

– Please allow up to 21 working days for delivery of your membership card.

You will be sent an electronic version to use straight away and you can also view your card via the NCMD App. 

– Lost/Damaged Membership Cards have a £4 replacement fee.

– Your membership covers the whole of the UK and you must be a UK resident to take out NCMD Insurance.

Postal Applications are available by downloading this form and sending to us along with your cheque/postal order. Download Membership Form


INTERNATIONAL VISITORS – If you are coming to the UK and require insurance please CLICK HERE