The collections comprise all the finds and archives from archaeological investigations in the city. They have Designated status, meaning they are one of the most significant archaeological collections in the country, and are an indispensable research resource. Some items from these collections are on display at SeaCity Museum and Tudor House and Garden.
The Archaeology Data Service has site archives from some of the recent archaeological fieldwork in Southampton.
The regional Finds Liaison Officer from the Portable Antiquities Scheme can be contacted to provide an identification service for archaeological finds.