What to do if you have found an item which may be of archaeological significance

What to do if you have found an item which may be of archaeological significance

If you believe your find may be archaeologically significant you should report it to the Finds Co-ordinator for Wales.

Alternatively you can report it to your local museum or the regional Archaeological Trust for your area, which will contact the Finds Co-ordinator on your behalf. If the find is of archaeological significance, the Co-ordinator may need to borrow the artefact to enable a full report to be prepared. This will usually be for a period of a few weeks to a longer period where further study, illustration or analysis is required. The contact details for the Finds Co-ordinator are:

Mark Lodwick, finds Coordinator
Department of History and Archaeology,
Amgueddfa Cymru,
Cardiff,
CF10 3NP.
Phone: 02920273226

Email Mark Lodwick

Other useful contacts include the relevant Archaeological Trust or your local museum:

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust,
41 Broad Street,
Welshpool,
Powys SY21 7RR.
Tel: 01938 553670.
e-mail: her@cpat.org.uk

The Dyfed Archaeological Trust,
The Corner House,
6 Carmarthen Street,
Llandeilo,
Carmarthenshire SA19 6AE.
Tel: 01558 823121 / 823131.
e-mail: info@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

The Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust Ltd,
Heathfield House,
Heathfield,
Swansea SA1 6EL.
Tel: 01792 655208.
e-mail: enquiries@ggat.org.uk / her@ggat.org.uk

The Gwynedd Archaeological Trust,
Craig Beuno,
Garth Road,
Bangor LL57 2RT.
Tel: 01248 352535.
e-mail: her@heneb.co.uk / gat@heneb.co.uk