The aim of the Society is to further the study of the development of the bow and arrow in all parts of the world from prehistoric times to the present day and also matters relating to the history of archery in general.
The society a non-profit organisation and is recognised as a learned society by the British Council.

All paid-up members receive our Journal, published in the last quarter of each year, Newsletters and other related notices. Visits have been arranged to places of interest, both within UK and Europe.

Articles, all illustrated, appearing in past issues of the Journal include:

Tudor Longbows
Amerindian Bows
Japanese Archery
Persian Archery
Prehistoric Archery
Thumb Rings
Medieval Arrowheads

A shoot is held each year on the ground of The Royal Toxophilite Society, usually in August, where the main object is to demonstrate and encourage the study of equipment and techniques from times past in Britain and other parts of the world. The Annual General Meeting is held in March, also at the Royal Toxophilite Society.

Information about the Society of Archer-Antiquaries is given here: SOAA.