Join The Nelson Society

Portrait of Nelson painted by the German artist F.G. Fuger.

Portrait of Nelson painted by the German artist F.G. Fuger.

He is wearing the Order of St. Ferdinand and of Merit, The Turkish Order of the Crescent, and the Order of the Bath. (Graphics courtesy of the Royal Naval Museum)

The Aim of the Society is…

To remember the most spectacular officer in the age of fighting ships-of-the-line, Horatio Nelson died at Trafalgar aged 47 years as his fleet defeated the combined ships of France and Spain.

He possessed special qualities.

“I have met with no character in any degree equal to his Lordship; his penetration is quick, judgement clear, wisdom great, and his decisions correct and decided; nor does he in company appear to bear any weight on his mind, so cheerful and pleasant that it is happiness to be about his hand.”
– Doctor John Scott, Private Secretary to Lord Nelson.

The Nelson Society is run by enthusiasts to promote interest in and appreciation of the character and life of Admiral Lord Nelson, it has no headquarters or administrative staff and conducts its activities through an elected committee of members.


Membership is open to everyone. Amongst our members are descendants of Nelson and those of all ranks who fought under his command but the majority of members are simply those interested in the exciting life and times of Nelson and his Band of Brothers. Membership allows unique opportunities to share information and promote understanding through research, social events and publications.

Subscription rates from January 2024

To join the Nelson Society complete the membership application form here 2024 Nelson Society Membership Application Form  a  (PDF opens in new window) and either email it to or send it to:

The Membership Secretary
The Nelson Society
46 Faraday Road
West Molesey
United Kingdom
To renew your membership, please complete the membership renewal form here 2024 Membership Renewal Form.

Paying for your membership

You can pay for your membership by Cheque, Paypal or Bank Transfer.

After completing your membership form please click on the required membership level below to purchase depending on your location…

Standing Order from 2024

For administrative convenience it would be appreciated if UK members would pay for their membership by standing order.  Please complete your standing order by printing off the form from this link STANDING ORDER MANDATE  and then sending it to your bank.  Thank you.

Gift Aid

Gift Aid is a UK Government scheme which supports charities by allowing them to claim back tax paid by donors. If you are a UK tax payer your completion and return of a declaration it will enable us to recover tax (currently 20p for every £1 you pay) on your donations to the Society. The only restriction is that you must have paid as much tax as we reclaim.

Our Constitution

Our constitution is available here The Nelson Society Constitution

If you have any queries then please contact The Membership Secretary by email at or by post at the address shown above.


The 2018 General Data Protection Regulations introduced new requirements as to how we use and protect your personal information. As a result we now need your consent to hold and use your data. Our full Policy can be seen by clicking on this link The Nelson Society GDPR Policy