In honour of our upcoming Finds Day on 10 March 2018, we've relaunched our Peak Discoveries challenge! Have you ever found something amazing or mysterious while exploring the Peak District? Maybe you turned over a stone to find a fossil, or found some strange shaped flint in a mole hill? Maybe you were taking part in an archaeological dig, or maybe it was a chance find while walking? We want to hear your stories. What did you find? Where did you find it? What happened to it? Do you know what it is? We'll be sharing the most memorable discoveries through this website and the Pocket Wonders app. So keep your eyes peeled to see if yours is picked. The collections at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery are full of artefacts discovered by local people. This tradition goes all the way back to foundation of the museum in the late 1800s. The advert above, from the early 1900s, encouraged local farmers to report their archaeological finds to the museum. Click below to respond to the challenge and tell us what you found. Why not come along to our Finds Day on 10 March 2018 to get your object identified and recorded? If you want to find out more, need some advice, or are thinking about donating an object to the museum, please e-mail email@example.com or call 01629 533540.
The Wonders of the Peak collection is being added to every day by our staff, experts and the public. Our Challenges are one way for us to ask you for help to expand and refresh our Wonders.
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