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Object Identification Service

The Dorset County Museum is no longer able to offer an Object Identification Service for personal visitors.  The following may be of help and is offered as an alternative.

Jurassic Coast Trust
Mountfield, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3JP | 01308 807000 |

Charmouth Heritage Centre
Lower Sea Lane, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset DT6 6LL | 01297

Lyme Regis Museum
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3QA | 01297

The Etches Collection
Kimmeridge, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5PE | 01929

Portable Antiquities Scheme
Historic Environment Team, Dorset County Council County Hall, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ |
Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen, Finds Liaison Officer for Dorset | 01305 228254 |

(Please note that all treasure finds by metal detectorists MUST go to Ciorstaidh)

You may wish to send images and other information to  If so, please ensure your images are clear and that you have included an indicator of scale, ie, a tape measure.

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