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Object Identification Surgery

Bring your ’mystery’ objects along to one of our three sessions per week and our enquiries team will do their best to provide an identification for you on the spot wherever possible. The Object Surgery will take place on:

  • Tuesday: 10.00 am to 3.30 pm: All enquiries
  • Wednesday: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm: All enquiries
  • Thursday: 10.30 am  to 12 noon: All enquiries / 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm: Geology enquires

The existing system where you can leave an object for identification and collect it later will continue but due to the increasing costs of administration, stationery and postage, a £1 donation will be requested.

For more information contact information phone 01305 756827

If you believe you have discovered an object that could be considered as treasure (as defined under the Treasure Act 1996) you must contact the Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset and Somerset in the first instance.

Find out more about the Treasure Act and the Portable Antiquities Scheme at www.finds.org.uk or download the Advice for Finders of Archaeological Objects including Treasure