Research room encourages public to take in their discoveries

Published Thursday 23 November 2017 at 7:36

Blackburn museum’s new research room is hoping for members of the public to take in their interesting discoveries.

Have you ever found an interesting object while metal detecting, walking or digging in the garden? Do you have an unknown object and would like to find out more?

If so, why not bring your discovery to the new Level 2 Research Room at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday, November 29. The museum’s Curator of History will be available to help answer object enquiries and Portable Antiquities Finds Officer, Stuart Noon, will be on hand to identify your archaeological finds and record those over 300 years old.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is a national programme co-ordinated by the British Museum. It assists with the identification and recording of archaeological finds discovered by members of the public. To find out more about the Portable Antiquities Scheme visit

Level 2 is our new space for space for Focused Study, Special Events and Hands On experiences. Find out more here:

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