Research enquiries

The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology aims to provide the widest possible access to collections to the public, to members of communities represented in the collections, and to students and researchers.

Our online catalogue can be accessed here.

If you are unable to find the object or information you require, or have further enquires please email us at Our curatorial staff will endeavour to respond within 2 weeks.

If you wish to arrange a study visit, see Research Visits

Please note that staff cannot in general respond to enquiries about objects which are not in our collections. We are not permitted to provide valuations, nor is it possible to leave objects at the Museum for identification.

Portable Antiquities Service

If you own or have found (in England or Wales) an object which may be over 300 years old, it can be identified and recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme. You should contact the Finds Liaison Officer for the area in which you found the object. 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.