Detector Distribution Online
the UK discount metal detector shop

Welcome to the world of UK metal detecting

Friendly, expert advice, based on many years 'in the field' detecting experience...
...a real hobby shop.

Steve at Detector Distribution


Welcome to our new website and to the fascinating world of UK metal detecting.

Here at Detector Distribution, we pride ourselves on being a ‘real hobby shop’, while always ensuring that we provide the very best of customer care and support, both before and after you make your purchase.

Britain has a long and varied history and has seen occupation since the earliest of times; however it was with the dawning of the Bronze Age that mankind started using metal for tools and diverse other uses. As time progressed, other metals such as iron for example were discovered and put to use.

As our ancestors became more skilled in metal working more precious metals such as silver and gold were used for ornamentation and for coinage.

Naturally, over time, metal artefacts became broken, or were lost, or in times of trouble were deliberately hidden.

Nowadays many of us have an abiding interest in our National Heritage. Encouraged and enthused with programmes such as Time Team, Two Men in a Trench or Mud Men how many of us have not visited either our local museum or even the great National Museums, awestruck by the great treasures from our past or feel a connection with the common man through the more everyday artefacts on display?

Some develop a deeper interest in this subject and join local historical or archaeological groups keenly learning more about our shared past.

However, a growing number of us prefer a more hands on approach and through the fascinating hobby of metal detecting are now able to go out there and find our past for ourselves and through the Portable Antiquities Scheme are able to add our finds to the archaeological record.

With this in mind our new website has been developed to not only be your ‘One Stop Shop’ for all your metal detecting needs, but to also offer information and support as you begin and progress through your chosen hobby.

We offer a wide range of metal detectors, to suit all budgets, all ages and for all likely detecting situations and applications.

We also stock a full range of supporting products and accessories, as well as a comprehensive range of book titles with everything from ‘How To’s’ to ‘Research’, ‘Finds Identification’, and much, more.

With so much on offer it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start or where to go next, don’t worry, we are here to help!

Help and advice is only ever an email or a telephone call away, be it on our range of metal detectors, accessories, the hobby, or even if you are not sure what to do with a find, we can point you in the right direction.

All of our metal detectors are offered either as a pack with accessories, or discounted as machine only. If the pack we have on offer is not quite what you are looking for, simply contact us and we can tailor or service to suit your requirements.

Steve at Detector Distribution