Resource centre

At the Resource Centre we offer a research service that gives everyone access to our collection of objects and archives that are not on display at our sites or out on loan. Enquiries can be made by email or post and could take at least 90 days to complete.


Group tours of the Resource Centre are available by prior arrangement and for a set fee.

For more information or to arrange a tour, please contact the Resource Centre on 01636 655777 or email

Object identification

If you have ever wondered what that object in the shed is, or if the object you discovered while gardening or metal detecting might just be Roman, then we have just the service for you.

As part of our resource service, we offer object identification. Using our knowledge, reference books, contacts and our existing collection, we will do our best to help identify the object for you.

Occasionally we have a Finds Liaison Day where an expert archaeologist will help identify your objects.

Unfortunately, we aren't ‘Antiques Road Show', 'Bargain Hunt', 'Flog it' or any one of those programmes and so we don’t do valuations. However if you have found some real treasure we can help you to authenticate your find and get your reward.

Enquiries can be made by email and could take at least 90 days to complete.

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    Castle House
    Great North Road
    NG24 1BY

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