Antiques Roadshow heads to Burton Constable venue

Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce.
Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce.

It’s time to dust off your treasures for a great, free day out as the BBC One programme Antiques Roadshow comes to Burton Constable this Sunday (17 July).

The doors for Antiques Roadshow open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm.

Entry to the roadshow is free, everyone is welcome, and there is no need for tickets or pre-registration.

Many 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 sale bargains for inspection by the experts.

Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce said: “The best part of working on Antiques Roadshow is that we never know who or what is going to turn up on the day.

“The visitors, the objects they bring, their stories and the location all combine to make a fabulous experience that we aim to capture for the viewers.

“If you are a fan of Antiques Roadshow, curious to see behind the scenes, or just fancy a day out, I would urge you to dig out your treasures and come along – we’d love to see you.”

The show’s executive Producer Simon Shaw said: “As the excitement builds towards Hull becoming UK City of Culture in 2017, we are delighted to be filming Antiques Roadshow at Burton Constable on Sunday 17 July.

“Our team of experts and Fiona love nothing better than hearing people’s stories and seeing what items they bring, and we would be delighted if people bring to our filming day at Burton Constable objects relating to Hull’s and the wider region’s maritime and cultural heritage.

“We plan to film two programmes that will go out on BBC One as part of our next series.

“Even after 39 years of Antiques Roadshow, 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.”

Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day, but if they have an item with a particularly unusual story attached, or perhaps an interesting collection, or large items of furniture, they can let the BBC know in advance via the Share Your Story page at the website.