Marvellous Metal Detecting

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 13:00 to 14:30

The next Museum kids Club is Metal Detecting!

Towards the end of the 1960s a new technology appeared that would change the finding of objects from the past to the mainstream public. The hobby of metal detecting had been born.

Early metal detectors were quite rudimentary. Their basic design gave them the appearance of a simple transistor radio attached to a stick with a small coil on the end.

By the 1970s, however, metal detector technology had improved dramatically. The machines that began appearing on the market were vastly superior to their rather basic predecessors, and this was reflected in the number of amazing discoveries that were being made.

Meet the museums metal detector and find out about this branch of archaeology. How do they work, what can you find and have a go too!

See some of the finds from all periods of the past that he has found

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