MAA staff are prepared to attempt to answer queries and to identify objects that fall within the scope of our collections and expertise.
We cannot, however, provide valuations, nor can we accept object brought to the museum for identification without a prior appointment.
In the first instance, please email a description of the object, including where it was found/purchased, what it is made of and any other relevant information, as well as a selection of digital images to:
Objects over 300 years old – found in England or Wales can be identified and recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme. You can contact Helen Fowler at their Cambridge office at Shire Hall. Some finds may fall under the Treasure Act 1996 and so legally must be reported. Further details can be found on the Scheme’s website.