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Finds Processing Room Hire

Surrey County Archaeological Unit are based at the Surrey History Centre in Woking. The purpose built Finds Processing Room forms part of the SCAU offices and is available for hire. Easily accessible by both car and public transport and with facilities for a variety of post-excavation work, the room is ideal for groups needing the space and equipment to carry out their own archaeological projects, research and meetings.

£150 per day (9am-4pm) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday

£75 per half day (9am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4pm) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday

Price includes:

  • Full use of the Finds processing room
  • 5 tables and 10 chairs (more available if needed)
  • Use of washing bowls, toothbrushes, larger brushes, finds trays, newspaper
  • Use of drying rack (If not removed on the day, finds must be clearly labelled and collected within 1 week)
  • Microscope
  • Environmental Processing and floatation tank
  • Environmental sample sorting equipment, including tweezers, trays and magnifying glasses
  • 2 sets of small weighing scales and 1 large
  • Finds marking equipment, including dip pens, nail varnish and ink
  • Access to stationary
  • Plug sockets
  • Free parking (subject to availability)
  • Use of toilets (male, female and disabled), access to a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities
  • Access to sink, hot/cold water and handwashing facilities

Optional extras:

  • Finds packaging materials such as bubble wrap, foam, acid-free tissue paper, finds bags, archives boxes, silica gel - prices on request
  • Advice from finds specialist - £45 per hour
  • Advice from pottery specialist - £45 per hour
  • Advice from flint specialist - £45 per hour
  • Advice from community archaeologist- £45 per hour
  • Pottery and small finds drawings - £45 per hour
  • Reconstruction drawings - £140 per half day

For more details or for information on hiring equipment for fieldwork please contact Surrey County Archaeological Unit via email education.scau@surreycc.gov.uk or call 01483 518737

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