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Find days

What is a find?

A find can be something you find in your garden, on the beach whilst metal detecting, or out walking in the fields. It does not matter if your find is strange, weird, or wonderful. As long as you can carry your find, you can bring it along to a finds day. We arrange find days with the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer and update this page as soon as the date is known.

Identifying finds

The Finds Liaison Officer examines and identifies finds and records all archaeological finds that pre-date the 1800s; finds such as coins, small stone objects, pottery, metal and glass.

Visit the Portable Antiquities Scheme website to find out about the scheme, which encourages the recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Finds recorded with the Scheme help advance knowledge of the history and archaeology of England and Wales. There is also advice for finders of treasure and the Treasure Act.

If you would like to contact the museum regarding finds please contact the Museum Curators.

Last updated: Tuesday, 5 September, 2023.