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Finds Liaison Day

Saturday 26th January, 10.30am - 2.30pm

If you've found a mystery object that could be a historic treasure make sure to join us on Saturday 26th January as the National Civil War Centre plays host to an antiquities roadshow. Alastair Willis, Nottinghamshire Finds Liaison Officer, will be on hand to identify and record objects unearthed by metal detectorists and the general public.

Kevin Winter, Exhibitions and Collections Assistant at the National Civil War Centre, said: 

“The area around Newark is fabulously rich in terms of finds spanning thousands of years.  Some objects don't necessarily have a great financial value, but can tell us more about the history of the area. Finding something which hasn't been seen for hundreds of years connects us to our roots and reminds us that history is still being written.”

Many of the exhibits on display at the NCWC were found by eagle-eyed members of the public.  They include siege coins, seals, musket balls and most famously the magnificent Iron Age gold necklace unearthed by detectorist Maurice Richardson in 2005.  Museum chiefs are keen to expand the Civil War collection further and especially interested in identifying objects dating to the Viking period.

The drop in event takes place between 10.30am and 2.30pm.  There will also be a chance to examine some of the museum's own collection and items brought by our experts so you can get a good idea of what to look for in suspected finds.

Free with standard admission.