Introduction - Got an Object?

Have you got an object you need to identify or find out more about? Use this page to find out what you can do next.

There are a number of avenues to help you on this page.


Compare your objects to those in our collection using our curated galleries of commonly requested identifications. Click here to view our collections.

Curator's Booth

Come and see us, in our monthly drop-in event series. Get one-to-one advice from one of our experts. Click here to view our events.

ID Events

Every month, a different curator will be on hand to help you identify your finds and discoveries. Click here to view our events.

Discover Microscope 

The Study’s high definition video microscope, positioned on the Discover table, can magnify up to 40x and you can e-mail or Tweet still images direct from the microscope.


Reserve the microscope to get a closer look. Click here to book the microscope.

Collections Study Centre

Collections Study Centre – take your research further by using our collection and research facilities. Booking is essential.


Our research may help. Visit The Study’s blog to see how we investigate our own collections. Click here to view our news.