Website survey

We want to improve the British Museum website. Please help us by giving your feedback through our survey. You can complete the survey once you have finished using the website. It will take a couple of minutes and all responses are anonymous.


The Department of Prehistory and Europe has a responsibility to process prehistoric, Roman, medieval and early modern objects - except for coins - under the terms of the Treasure Act 1996. Any object found in England or Wales containing at least 10% gold or silver, and at least 300 years old when found, qualifies as potential Treasure and must be reported to the local coroner by the finder.

Processing Treasure finds is a major part of the department's role in the Museum. The Department of Coins and Medals and the Department of Conservation, Science & Documentation are also involved in implementing the Treasure Act.

More information about: