Identification of Finds

Whether you are a seasoned metal detectorist, or you’ve made a chance find in your garden, we may be able to help identify your archaeological discoveries.

We work with the West Midlands Finds Liaison Officer to run regular finds days throughout the year. Please contact the Staffordshire & West Midlands Finds Liaison Officer to book an appointment at an upcoming session.

Please note that due to current Covid-19 measures booking for finds day appointments is essential. Please book directly with the Finds Liaison Officer -contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Sessions are usually held on the 2nd Monday of every other month.

Finds Liaison Officers operate as part of Portable Antiquities Scheme, funded by the British Museum and National Museum Wales, recording finds from all over the country for the scheme’s database


Teresa Gilmore
Finds Liaison Officer – Staffordshire & West Midlands
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3DH 
T: 0121 348 8225 / 07766 925351

The Portable Antiquities Scheme [external site]