Take your 'treasure' to Clitheroe Castle for Finds Day

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Have you got a treasured archaeological find unearthed whilst gardening or walking and not known what it is or what to do with it? A new event with an open invitation to archaeologists and explorers will take place in the Steward’s Gallery at Clitheroe Castle Museum as Portable Antiquities Lancashire & Cumbria give people the opportunity to discover out more about their finds.

It will also be an opportunity to record your object on the Finds.org database to help tell the story of Lancashire
The free event will take place on Thursday 3 June between 11am and 3pm, with two experts on hand to help answer questions and uncover the stories behind your discoveries.
The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is managed by the British Museum and records archaeological finds discovered by the public. It plays a critical role in advancing knowledge, telling stories of past communities and furthering public interest in the past.
Claire Sutton, Museums Manager at Clitheroe Castle, said: " We are very excited to have the Finds Liaison Officers with us for the day so do join us for your chance to ask an expert.
"There's lots of finds to see in the Museum too, from the Mitton Hoard to a Bronze age bowl and even an elephant molar!"
From canon balls to coins, this is your opportunity to find out the real history of items discovered in Lancashire.
Remember, an object doesn't have to be Treasure to be treasured.
To find out more about the day contact the Museum or visit @LancsMuseums

Notes to Editors
Admission to the Steward's Gallery, part of Clitheroe Castle Museum, is free.
Admission to the Castle Museum is £4.70 for adults and £3.60 for concessions. Children and young people up to the age of 18 years go free. Children up to the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Limited disabled parking is available at the museum. Parking is also available on car parks in the town centre.
For more information about Clitheroe Castle Museum, phone 01200 424568 or email clitheroecastle@lancashire.gov.uk
Alternatively, visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums for current opening hours.
Clitheroe Castle Museum is managed by Lancashire County Council's museum service, on behalf of Ribble Valley Borough Council.
Coins from the Mitton Hoard, one of the county's most important archaeological finds, are on display at the castle.

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