Falkirk Museum has one of the largest collections of Roman material in Scotland.
This consists chiefly of second century AD pottery from the Antonine Wall forts
at Carriden, Inveravon, Mumrills, Falkirk and Castlecary, as well as from the Flavian
and Antonine forts at Camelon. A wide range of Roman altars, glass beads, brooches,
harness fittings, spindle whorls, shoes and so on may be found on the
Browser. There is even a long sword
Amongst the more unusual prehistoric items is an oak longbow from Denny
Muir and a stone mould for making bronze axes from nearby. Stenhousemuir was the
centre of pottery production in the 15th and 16th centuries and provided exotic
ceramics to the royal palaces and abbeys of Scotland.
Old objects are daily found by metal detectorists, walkers and gardeners and may
be brought into Falkirk Museum for identification (but not valuation). Where
appropriate, items will be submitted to the Treasure Trove system
which is a legal requirement in Scotland.
Archaeologist & Keeper of Local History