At a Penrith and Eden Museum finds days you can bring anything you have found to the museum to have it identified. Finds will be indentified by the Finds Liaison Officer for Lancashire and Cumbria.
Next Finds Day Wednesday 24 April 2013
The next Finds and Identification Day is on 24 April from 11am to 3pm. Finds will be identified by Stuart Noon the regional Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. He will be available at the museum to help identify any items brought into the museum that have been found. The Curator will also be available to answer general queries regarding local heritage and the Museums collections and displays.
For more information on finds and the treasures see Portable Antiquities Scheme website.
What is a find?
A find could be something you have found in your garden, on the beach whilst metal detecting or out walking in the fields. Dot records and identifies all archaeological finds that pre date the 1800s such as coins, small stone objects, pottery, metal and glass. It doesn't matter how strange, weird or wonderful your find is, as long as you can carry it you can bring it along.
The finds days are held at least once a year at Penrith and Eden Museum. Dot also brings with her a collection of archaeological artefacts all found in Cumbria and Lancashire. You will be given the opportunity to see and hold some of these finds.
For further information about Finds Days:
Find out more about the Portable Antiquities Scheme.