Budding archaeologists with treasured finds are being asked to bring their wares to a new event which will offer diggers and scavengers the chance to find out all about their unearthed items.

A new event with an open invitation to archaeologists and explorers will take place in the Steward’s Gallery at Clitheroe Castle Museum as Portable Antiquities Lancashire and Cumbria give people the opportunity to discover out more about their finds.

The event will be an opportunity for people to record their objects on the Finds.org database to help tell the story of Lancashire.

Museums manager at Clitheroe Castle, Claire Sutton, said: "We are very excited to have the finds liaison officers with us for the day so do join us for your chance to ask an expert.

"There's lots of finds to see in the Museum too, from the Mitton Hoard to a Bronze age bowl and even an elephant molar."

The free event will take place on Thursday June 3 (today) between 11am and 3pm, with two experts on hand to help answer questions and uncover the stories behind the discoveries.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is managed by the British Museum and records archaeological finds discovered by the public.

It plays a critical role in advancing knowledge, telling stories of past communities and furthering public interest in the past.

From canon balls to coins, this is an opportunity to find out the real history of items discovered in Lancashire.

To find out more about the day contact the Museum or visit @LancsMuseums

Admission to the Steward's Gallery, part of Clitheroe Castle Museum, is free.

Admission to the Castle Museum is £4.70 for adults and £3.60 for concessions.

Children and young people up to the age of 18 years go free. Children up to the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Limited disabled parking is available at the museum. Parking is also available on car parks in the town centre.

For more information about Clitheroe Castle Museum, phone 01200 424568 or email clitheroecastle@lancashire.gov.uk