Cultural heritage and management
Danefæ belongs to the state. Whoever finds danefæ, and whoever gets danefæ in his possession, must immediately hand it over to the National Museum. ' The Museums Act § 30. Subsection. 2.
What is danefæ?
There are clear rules for which objects are declared danefæ. You can read about these rules in
If you are still in doubt, you are of course welcome to contact Museum Lolland-Falster.
Have you found danefæ?
First and foremost, contact Museum Lolland-Falster. We accept your objects and take care of the further contact with the National Museum. If you are in doubt about whether you have found danefæ, you are welcome to contact Museum Lolland-Falster, who will look at the object / objects.
Good registration practice
Before your finds can be submitted for Danish assessment at the National Museum, they must be processed at Museum Lolland-Falster.
A thorough registration will therefore facilitate and streamline the museum's work process, shorten case processing time and prevent misunderstandings about where an object has been found and who has found it.
All finds must be handed in in a separate find bag with a clear indication of:
- place of discovery (official place name / address and cadastral number)
- GPS coordinates (with projection)
- finder's name (first name and last name)
- find number (if there are several finds from the same cadastre)
Do you have multiple finds from the same field or area? Then collect the bags with a string or in a box, so they are easier to get processed and forwarded for Danish assessment.
Along with your finds, please submit a digital find list. This must contain an overview of all submitted items with the same information as is assigned to the individual find bags. This find list can be sent by e-mail to XXXXXX before delivery.
Is this your first time filing a detector? So remember to enclose contact information (e-mail and / or telephone number). These are to be used by the National Museum for the Danefæbe treatment. Museum Lolland-Falster does not receive, and does not store, personal information of a sensitive nature such as CPR numbers.
In the end, it is the National Museum that assesses whether an object is Danefæ or not, and values the possible Danefædusør. Once this has been decided, you will receive a direct message from the National Museum's Danefæs Secretariat.
It is solely the finder of the danefæ who has the right to receive the danefædusør, not the owner of the land where the danefæ is found. The specific Dane fee for a given find is confidential.
Objects that are not declared Danish by the National Museum will be handed over to the finder again.