Archaeological Archives

Archaeological Archives

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery is the repository for Archaeological archives generated within the area administered by Peterborough City Council.

Professional and community organisations performing fieldwork within the PMAG collecting area, or that will be depositing with us must follow the guidance outlined in our Archaeological Archive Standards document.

Downloads for the relevant documents can be found below.

Depositors should note that Peterborough Museum reserves the right to refuse to accept and/or return archives or parts of archives that do not meet our standards.

Additional Information & Resources

Depositing Archives

PMAG has implemented a moratorium from the start of 2022, on new archaeological archive depositions. Please be patient as we work to create space for future deposits. For more information, please contact our team via email.


Peterborough Museum supports the use of OASIS: It is suggested that most of the communication regarding individual archives takes place using the OASIS messaging system. Our organisation page can be found here.

Deposition Charges

The deposition charge contributes towards the cost of the long-term care, curation of, and access to the Archaeological Archive in line with Museum Accreditation Standards. This may include such things as storage, environmental control and security.

£100 per unit (Excluding VAT)

One unit is:

  • a registered/ sensitive finds box
  • a bulk finds box
  • a large unboxed object
  • a documentary Archive box
  • a roll of documents/ drawings

For complete details of our charging policy see section 1.4.1 of our Archaeological Archive Standards document.

NOTE: The museum reserves the right to amend the deposition fees at any time. A suitable notice period of changes will be given to depositors.


Draft Archaeological Archive Standards

Draft Copyright Licence Template

Draft Data Sharing Agreement Template

Draft Transfer of Title Template

Archive Contents Spreadsheet

Peterborough museum reserves the right to update these Deposition Standards as necessary. Depositors will be notified in advance of any changes.

Contact Us

General enquiries can be made via the details given below.


FAO Archaeological Archives

Address: Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery,
Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

Tel: (01733) 864663

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