Archaeological finds

Have you found an item that you'd like to learn more about? We have regular events where a Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) visits the museum to identify and record objects, including any that do not come from archaeological excavations.

The Finds Liaison Officer works with museums to conserve local history. They record objects found by locals on walks or even in their gardens, as well as objects that have been metal detected.

  • Visit our events page to find out more.
  • A good quality image of the artefact should be sent to the museum in advance.

Book an appointment

To book an appointment with the Finds Liaison Officer please email or call 01403  254959

Your finds help conserve history

The Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) works with museums to conserve local history, recording items so that everyone has access to the information through the Portable Antiquities Scheme

Every few months, the FLO comes to Horsham to meet with local finders by appointment and have a look at objects and record them. Anything over 300 years old can be recorded, from 500,000 year old handaxes to 18th century toy cannons.

All meetings must be booked in advance with the museum team.  Please follow the Portable Antiquities Scheme Code of Practice if you are metal detecting.

Sussex Past and Portable Antiquities Scheme