It’s time to dust off your treasures for a great, free day out as BBC One’s ever popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow comes to the grounds of Lyme Park near Stockport on Thursday 10 September.
Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts.
Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce said: “This will be my 8th year on the Antiques Roadshow and I still feel so lucky to be presenting the programme. Every week is different; a new location and thousands of new visitors. The only constant is the pleasure of the unexpected – we never know what will turn up, from the most fabulous Faberge to the most humble object with a riveting story.”
During the last series the Antiques Roadshow unearthed some amazing finds – a portrait by a renowned artist painted on a pillowcase in a POW camp, Star Wars memorabilia valued at £40,000 and a Chinese enamel box bought for 20p and worth over £10,000.
BBC Antiques Roadshow Executive Editor, Simon Shaw said: “The magnificent façade of Lyme Park surrounded by moorland makes the perfect backdrop to film an episode of Antiques Roadshow.
We are looking forward to meeting everyone who comes along, we love seeing all the treasures people bring to Antiques Roadshow, and hearing their stories behind them.
“Even after 38 years, the magic formula of surprising some lucky guests with exciting news about their treasures is still a thrill for us, the visitors and the viewers.”
The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free and no pre-registration is required.
People who would like to bring large or heavy items should email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, as we may be able to help transport them to Lyme Park.