Archaeological Archives service

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Archive is the main repository for material found as part of archaeological fieldwork in the county.

We hold all parts of the archaeological record including:

  • written, drawn and photographic documentation
  • finds
  • digital records

We have several collections of regional and national importance, including the archive from the Middle Saxon settlement at Brandon and those from the Roman small towns of Scole and Pakenham. We also have some of the older archives from the county, such as those generated by Grace Lady Briscoe and Basil Brown.

Suffolk County Council Archaeological Archive can provide:

  • material to museums for temporary exhibitions, so local museums can display recently excavated archaeological material without the burden of long-term storage requirements
  • access to researchers to study sites and material

We accept new archives form anywhere in Suffolk and anyone is welcome to visit our stores by appointment during weekday office hours – please contact us if there is something you would like to see.

Read the guidelines for preparation and deposition of archaeological archives in Suffolk (PDF, 1.4MB).

Service charges

Charges have increased to £50 per box for 2017. Please review the guidance above. For any deposition which was discussed prior to 5 January 2017 please contact Faye Minter using the details below to confirm charges.

Any additional work needed to be carried out by SCCAS staff to ensure the archive meets depositional and conservation standards will be charged, after discussion, to the depositing organisation.

Contact details

If you have any enquiries about the archives, please contact Faye Minter by email at or call 01284 741228.