Recommended groups to be a member of


National Council For Metal Detecting

You will find information on clubs, membership, the Treasure Act and the National Council for Metal Detecting.
There are various grades of:
The current NCMD subscription for club membership is £6.00: per person per annum.
However NCMD Regions may charge club members an additional levy to cover the services they provide.

(a) Membership of a local club which is part of an NCMD Region which in turn elects four voting delegates to the regular meetings of the NCMD.

(b) Individual and Associate membership as a member of an NCMD Region which operates this facility. (Regions which operate this facility are, Midlands Region, Yorkshire Region. and Scottish Region)

(c) Individual and Associate member registered directly with the National Council.
For further details please visit their website.

Federation Of Independent Detectorists

Benefits include :- Quarterly postal bulletins, keeping you up to date with all the news, your own personal identity card with your photo on it, if you live in the United Kingdom you also have free public liability insurance for £5,000,000. Once you have joined, you can obtain help and information on metal detecting via the Internet, telephone or post.

FID will accept any responsible detectorist (whether beginner or experienced) as a member, there is no waiting list, and we will answer snail mail by return of post. The joining fee is £5, plus an annual membership fee of £4.00, There is a discount for senior citizens and the unwaged of £2, simply send a photocopy of your pension or benefit book with your application.


Uk Metal Detecting Clubs A-Z

An A to Z guide of metal detecting clubs around the U.K.





The Portable Antiquities Scheme

This website provides background information on the Portable Antiquities Scheme, news articles such as the Staffordshire hoard, events listings and access to our database of objects and images.

A list is also provided with contact details for 33 Finds Liaison Officers.


Metal Detecting Forum

This Forum has details of forthcoming events and rallies, discussion forums for finds, banter, swap shop and items for sale as well as information about news & history articles.


XP Forum

This forum is all about XP.

Essentially organised like a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) platform, to enable visitors to quickly find all the answers to their questions.

To ensure that the technical information is clear, only messages containing purely technical questions and non-redundant information will be published.

There is a search option to check whether the subject you are questioning has already been dealt with.



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  1. Looking for clubs or others to metal detect with in Northern Ireland. 2 60ish Americans vacationing first weeks of September

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