Latest News & Press


Published: 23rd December 2021


Our Christmas opening hours are as follows:

We will be closing for Christmas at 1pm on Thursday 23rd December. Our customer counter will be closing at 12pm.

We will then remain closed for the holidays, reopening at 8:30am on Tuesday 4th January.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Sheffield Assay Office!

The Sheffield Assay Office was established in 1773, under an Act of Parliament and today the company assays and hallmarks the precious metals - silver, gold, platinum and palladium. Sheffield Assay Office is one of only four UK assay offices who all work to uphold the Hallmarking Act of 1973 and continue to ensure consumer protection for customers purchasing precious metals.

To find out more about the whole range of services offered by Sheffield Assay Office, such as our hallmarking and analytical services, please email us at or complete the contact form on our website at,

Sign up here to all the latest news from Sheffield Assay Office direct to your inbox

« Back to all news

Contact Us