PAS Cymru – Further update for Welsh Detectorists.

The NCMD has received a reply to our campaign email on the budget cuts to PAS in Wales. This response is from the office of Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts and Culture. Thank you for your email to Dawn Bowden, Deputy Minister for Arts and Culture to express your concerns regarding the future of […]

Scottish Treasure Trove – Public Consultation

The King’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (KLTR) has launched a public consultation to review the Scottish Treasure Trove system, the process that is used for assessing and preserving archaeological finds discovered in Scotland. The consultation aims to get views from everyone who uses the system. Whether that be Museums, Public Heritage Organisations, Metal Detecting Clubs […]

New to metal detecting?

If you are new to the hobby of metal detecting there can be a lot to learn. These basic rules will help you get started. Our beginners guide is also full of useful information. If you have just joined as a member, why not log into our forum. It’s a great place to ask questions […]

NCMD November News Update

Recent changes to the NCMD means we have some new faces on board. The majority of the NCMD Committee and Trustees are volunteers recruited from our own members. This means they have a vested interest in the NCMD and detecting. They work hard giving up their time to ensure our great hobby remains protected. Meet […]

PAS Conference 2023

“The contribution of detector finds to archaeology”. This year’s PAS conference was held at the Yorkshire Museum in York, with the overall theme based around the contribution that detecting finds have made to archaeology and the archaeological record. There are currently around 1.66 million finds recorded on the PAS database, of which some 97% have […]

Treasure Act Review – Progress update

As recently announced by Lord Parkinson, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Minister for Arts), we would like to make you aware that a new classification of treasure will soon be added to Treasure Act (1996). It will extend the current definition of treasure to include items that are over 200 years old and ‘significant’. This new […]

Preserving history one find at a time!

The Portable Antiquities Advisory Group (PAAG) is in place to discuss and advise on matters relating to the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS). The group is made up of members from the PAS, British Museum, Archaeology Groups and members of the NCMD Committee. The British Museum commissioned an independent consultant to meet with representatives from each […]

NCMD visit British Museum for PAS Annual Report

The executive committee members of the NCMD were invited to the British Museum on the 14th December, for the launch of the 2020 Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) Annual Report and the 2019 Treasure Report. The event was launched by Arts Minister Lord Parkinson and he was joined by Hartwig Fischer, Head of the British Museum […]