Guildford Museum is closed for planned essential maintenance during summer and autumn 2019. We'll still be out and about around Guildford, please check  for what's on and when.

Finds identification days

If you have come across an interesting archaeological object while out walking or using a metal detector, bring your find to our Finds identification sessions, every second Saturday of the month, and find out more about it.

Finds identification sessions 

  • Every second Saturday of the month

  • Time: 11am to 1pm

  • Free, drop-in sessions (if sessions are busy you may need to wait)

Simon Maslin find officer portrait
Perhaps that piece of metal could provide a clue to Guildford's past! Bring it along to Guildford House Gallery (opposite Sainsbury's in the High Street) and our Surrey Finds Liaison Officer, Simon Maslin (pictured) will take a look.


Simon will be based at Guildford House Gallery every second Saturday of the month from 11am to 1pm between June and late Autumn, to help identify your archaeological treasures.

Please note: there will be no Finds identification session in August.

Please bring along any items found locally. Simon will be looking at the importance of your find, its conversation and storage, and how it relates to the Treasure Act.