Scheduled maintenance work is being carried out on the Scheme's ICT systems on the 27th -28th January. During this period, we envisage major interruption to service. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause you. We hope to bring you an upgraded system by the 29th January. You can find out more about these changes in this presentation.

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Contact the Portable Antiquities Scheme

The British Museum cannot provide valuations for any objects; if this is what you require we suggest that you contact a reputable auction house or a numismatic dealer.

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If your query is related to getting objects found within the boundaries of England and Wales recorded with the Scheme then go to our contacts page.

If your object is from outside England and Wales, then the following might be of more use to you:

  • Ancient Egypt and the Sudan: egyptian@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8311
  • Coins and Medals: coins@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8607
  • Middle East: ancientneareast@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8308
  • Greek and Roman: greekandroman@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8321
  • Asia: asia@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8416
  • Africa,Oceania and Americas: aoa@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8041
  • Prehistory and Europe: prehistoryandeurope@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8629
  • Prints and drawings: prints@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8408
  • Ancient Near East: anicentneareast@britishmuseum.org +44 (0) 207 323 8308

If you are enquiring about tickets please contact our box office.

If you are making a Freedom of Information request, we suggest you contact us directly on +44 (0) 207 323 8611, we'll probably just tell you..

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