Finds roadshow aims to unearth treasures

7 January 2016

Do you have a mystery object that could be an historic treasure?

Now you are can find out by coming along to the National Civil War Centre in Newark on Saturday 23 January where a free finds roadshow is being staged by experts including Alastair Willis, Nottinghamshire Finds Liaison Officer. 

Last time the event was run scores of amazing objects were brought in by metal detectorists and the general public. They included musket and cannon balls dating to the British Civil Wars, a suspected siege coin and even prisoner of war art from the Second World War.

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

“Newark continues to produce wonderful finds. The key thing is for us to be able to identify and record objects and discover as much as we can about where they were found. That way they will no longer be lost to history.”

Many exhibits on display at the National Civil War Centre were found by local people. They include coins and seals and most famously the magnificent Iron Age gold necklace unearthed by detectorist Maurice Richardson in 2005.

The drop in event takes place from 10.30am to 3.30pm.  There will also be chance to examine some of the centre's own collection and items brought in by our experts so you can get a good idea of what to look for in suspected finds. 

Admission is free for those bringing finds for identification. Otherwise normal entry applies: £7 adults, £6 concessions and £3 children.

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