The Portable Antiquities Scheme records archaeological objects found in England and Wales. Many are found by metal-detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. The scheme’s database holds records of more than 1.1 million artefacts and coins found by the public. Records are accessible to the public at www.finds.org.uk.
Alastair Willis (Finds Liaison Officer for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire) will now be working at The University of Nottingham Museum on the third Tuesday of each month and can help identify and record objects you have found that are over 300 years old. For large numbers of objects, please make an appointment in advance by calling 01332 641 903 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For single or small numbers of objects feel free to drop in to the Museum between 11am and 4pm.