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 Royal Hall, Harrogate on Wednesday 28 October 2015.
The doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no pre-registration is required.
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.
For more information about planning your visit to the Roadshow go to www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow
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.
People with large pieces of furniture or other large or heavy items should email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR. It may be possible to help with transportation to The Royal Hall, Harrogate.
BBC Antiques Roadshow Executive Editor, Simon Shaw said:
The spectacular décor of The Royal Hall, following its recent refurbishment, will provide the ideal showcase for our final Antiques Roadshow recording of 2015, and we hope as many people as possible come along for a fabulous, free day out.
We love meeting all visitors to our Antiques Roadshows, as it is half term hopefully lots of families will come along to enjoy the atmosphere, have their objects valued and tell us their stories. There is also the chance to meet Fiona and our team of experts, and see behind the scenes how 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