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 Bowood House, near Calne, on Thursday 25 June, 2015.
The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free and no pre-registration is required. There will be free admission is to the grounds of Bowood House, including the adventure playground and the Antiques Roadshow area, however Bowood House itself will be closed.
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.
People with large or heavy items should email : email@example.com or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, as we may be able to help transport them to the venue.
Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce, pictured below, said: “This will be my eighth 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 grounds of Bowood House will make the perfect backdrop to our Antiques Roadshow recording on Thursday 25 June. We are hoping lots of people come along with their objects to show our experts and to enjoy the atmosphere of what promises to be a splendid day.
“We love meeting all visitors to our Antiques Roadshows, seeing their treasures,and hearing their stories. So many people tell us how much they enjoy their day out, they get the chance to meet Fiona and the experts, and see from behind the scenes how the Antiques Roadshow is made.
“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.”
More information on planning your visit can be found at: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow