There are plenty of ways to get involved with the history and archaeology of Cambridgeshire. Why not visit a museum or join an archaeological society?
Many Portable Antiquities Scheme finds can be seen on display at museums around the county (see the links that accompany the descriptions below).
The Museum holds archaeological finds from every part of the inhabited world. They range from some of the very oldest – early hominid tools discovered by Louis Leakey in Olduvai Gorge, east Africa – to medieval and post-medieval finds from sites within Cambridge.
Ely Museum is a bright and friendly local history museum, located in the Bishop’s Gaol in the centre of the historical city of Ely. The Museum is the history centre for the Isle of Ely & the Fens and it takes you on a journey through time from prehistory to the twentieth century. Several PAS finds are on display here including a Bronze age gold bracelet (CAM-08B4E0) and a medieval sword mount (CAMHER-9583E3).
The museum was founded in 1816 with the legacy of the library and art collection of the 7th Viscount FitzWilliam. The museum holds a rich collection of finds, in particular British coins and medals.
Located in one of the city’s most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthrall the whole family. With amazing objects and interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items of great national and international importance.
St. Neots museum tells the story of this busy market town from prehistoric times to the present day. The West Cambridgeshire Iron Age coin hoard is on display here (NARC-8375F7).