Whilst the museum staff can identify archaeological remains, we are fortunately host to the Sussex Finds Liaison Officer (FLO),  who attends every three months.  Due to the corona virus the FLO's next visit on Friday 20 March has now been cancelled.

The FLO is next attending the museum on a date to be confirmed.  Please watch this space!

Between 11am-3pm  The FLO hosts appointments  and between  3pm-4pm  drop-ins are welcomed.

Finders  can book an appointment directly at flo@sussexpast.co.uk or the telephone 01273 405731.

From 3-4 people can pop in freely to drop-off finds, but please let the FLO know in advance if you would like finds returned.

We would also recommend that members of the public contact one of the below institutions for object identification services.

Durham Museum of Archaeology


Portable Antiquities Scheme


Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Museum of London Archaeology


British Museum, London


Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge


Museum of Natural History, Oxford


Please contact 01403 211661 for any further information.