Cumbria Home

County of Cumbria. Attribution: By Nilfanion, CC BY-SA or GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

Welcome to the Cumbria County pages. Cumbria is situated in the very North West of England and is an archaeologically rich and diverse area with multiple finds from every period. Through the objects reported to PAS the historical and archaeological map of Cumbria is changing and indeed for many periods is actually being filled in. You can join the PAS Database where you can view finds by period and their details in Cumbria here

You can also access advice on conservation and finds identification and learn about the Treasure Act. Where possible treasure find spots are being investigated and two Late Bronze Age Hoards both deposited into mounds have recently been excavated.

Details of the archaeology of Cumbria can be found by contacting the Historic Environment Record Office (HER) here. Important archaeological sites in Cumbria include:


Explore artefacts and coins from Cumbria and recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database. There’s even more about Cumbria finds on our blog.

To get involved, try one of the museums, clubs or societies or come to a local event. Or contact us to learn more about volunteering for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.