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Penrith and Eden Museum Finds Days

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. It doesn't matter how strange, weird or wonderful your find is, as long as you can carry it you can bring it along.

Who will identify finds?

The Portable Antiquities Officer, Dot Boughton, will be visiting the museum to examine and identify your objects. The finds officer records and identifies all archaeological finds that pre date the 1800s such as coins, small stone objects, pottery, metal and glass. Entry to the museum in free.

For more information on finds and the Treasures Act see Portable Antiquities Scheme website.

Find out more about the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Contact the curators

  • Telephone: 01768 865105
  • Email: museum@eden.gov.uk
  • Address: Robinson's School, Middlegate, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7PT
Museum finds day
Roman Coin Hoard, found at Newby
Hoard consisting of over 600 bronze Roman coins found at Newby near Shap by a metal detectorist.

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