OBJECTS unearthed by metal detector enthusiasts have gone on show in an archaeological museum.

The finds recovered by members of the Dunelme Metal Detecting Club form an exhibition opening at Durham University's Old Fulling Mill Museum today.

Among the items of historical interest located by club members include everyday artefacts dating from the Saxon and medieval periods.

The display is on show alongside the museum's popular Gold of Byzantium exhibition, which has been given an extended run.

Durham University Museums curator Craig Barclay said: "We are delighted to once again have an opportunity to display a selection of the Dunelme Club's finds at the Filling Mill.

"The fact that such a display is being mounted in a university museum speaks volumes for the positive way in which the links between professional archaeologists and their amateur counterparts have developed in recent years.

"We are all excited at the prospect of showing these amazing locally-found artefacts alongside the fabulous golden treasure of Byzantium."

The selection of metal detector club members' artefacts, Finding Our Past, and Gold of Byzantium, can be viewed at the Old Fulling Mill until May 29.