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As the national representative body for Re-enactment Societies communicating display promoters and organisers, national and international governments, NAReS has a set of guidelines to which all societies wishing to apply for membership must conform. The guidelines are a minimum requirement for what may be considered a reasonably conscientious and professional society.

Membership of NARES

What does our group need?

• A Written Constitution - this refers to a written copy of your Group’s rules and structures. The joining information pack you receive prior to your application for membership will explain this in more detail.
• Public Third Party Liability Insurance - in order to be eligible for membership, you need adequate cover; most societies have £2,000,000 cover or higher. Public Liability Insurance for re-enactment groups can be expensive but NAReS can assist groups in finding an insurer who has an appropriate policy to cover their needs.
• Health & Safety Policy - this refers to a written copy of the Safety Rules by which your Group attempts to conduct its business in a manner which pays due attention to the potentially hazardous nature of re-enactment for both the participants and the public. Health and Safety is one of the most important requirements for re-enactment and goes a long way to acquiring Third Party Liability Insurance cover.
• Client References - NAReS requires that all Groups wishing to become members provide at least two references. We will take up these references as part of your application procedure to assist in ensuring the Bona Fide nature of your Groups activities.


NARES offers 3 types of Membership.

All fees are annual and the membership runs per calendar year.

Associate Member


Per Year

This is for small groups from 2 people.

Associate Members cannot vote at NAReS meetings, but are otherwise entitled to the same privileges as a full member.

Business Member


Per Year

This is for businesses or commercial organisations that employ re-enactors. 

Business members cannot vote at NAReS meetings; and in the interests of neutrality the Board of Directors reserves the right to exclude business members from any meeting or part thereof where a conflict on interests may arise.

Since its formation, NAReS has been officially recognised as representative of re-enactment by government departments and bodies, the police (including The National Police Chiefs Council), and the armed services.

Your society's membership shows involvement, commitment and a willingness to comply with recognised standards.