Community at Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology
Dig into your local history with us
Do you have a passion for archaeology? Have you discovered an archaeological object you would like identifying?
We work with several partners to help you explore Hull and East Riding’s archaeology and take your interest further.
Portable Antiquities Scheme (North and East Yorkshire)
The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is a voluntary recording scheme for archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year, people discover thousands of archaeological objects. Many are found by metal detector users. But some discoveries are by people out walking, gardening or going about their daily work.
The Finds Liaison Officer for the North and East Yorkshire hosts a series of Finds Days at Hull and East Riding Museum of Archaeology. On these days, you can bring in your finds for identification and recording. These are pre-bookable events with 15-minute slots. Eligible finds are borrowed for three months and returned with an identification at the following event.
ERAS is for everyone interested in the archaeology of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. For over 50 years they’ve brought together amateur archaeologists, professionals in a range of fields, and all those interested in our area’s past and the preservation of our heritage. They currently have over 250 members and their aim is to promote interest in archaeology through events, fieldwork, publications and lectures.
Code of Practice for Responsible Metal Detecting in England and Wales (2017)
If undertaken responsibly, metal-detecting can make an important contribution to archaeological knowledge. The Portable Antiquities Scheme’s website provides guidance for metal-detectorists who wish to contribute to our understanding of the history of England and Wales. It combines both the requirements of finders under the law, as well as more general voluntary guidance on accepted best practice.