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Talk, Thu 21 May 2020, free entry

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Portable Antiquities Scheme

Address

5 Salter Row,
Pontefract,
West Yorkshire,
WF8 1BA

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Sat 10 Aug - Sat 25 Apr On Our Doorstep: Geoff Leathley Paintings
Sat 1 Feb Family Fun
Sat 8 Feb Family Fun
Wed 12 Feb Meet the Curator
Sat 15 Feb Family Fun
Wed 19 Feb Ponte-Facts

Details

Amy Downes of the British Museums Department of Portable Antiquities introduces the work of her team in West Yorkshire.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is run by the British Museum and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to encourage the recording of archaeological objects found by members of the public in England and Wales. Every year many thousands of archaeological objects are discovered, many of these by metal detector users, but also by people whilst out walking, gardening or going about their daily work. Finds recorded with the Scheme help advance knowledge of the history and archaeology of England and Wales.

Amy will be discussing what metal detecting has done for archaeology.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 21 May 2020 13:00 to 14:00

Prices

Free entry

Free but booking essential.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 455219  Lat: 53.69156 Long: -1.31243

By Road:
Jct32 M62
Follow signs for Pontefract Town Centre.
Museum is on the precinct, next to Pontefract Library

By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Tanshelf Railway Station
Nearest bus station: Pontefract Bus Station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access