None of our recommendations should prevent your enjoyment of 'beach-combing', as strandline finds have already been washed out of their original context; however the Museum is always interested to see these objects and will attempt to identify them for the finder. Do not clean anything picked up on the shore and wrap it to prevent damage.


Please Don't:

Please Do:

  • Attempt to remove objects
  • Enter private/scheduled property
  • Clean/repair finds
  • Use metal detectors
  • Note location of finds
  • Sketch/photo site
  • Respect site instructions
  • Report finds
  • Further research

To report finds or further advice and information please contact either of the following:


The Isles of Scilly Museum
Church Street
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JT
01720 422337


Planning Officer
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0LW
01720 424000