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 William Yard, Plymouth, on Thursday 11 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. As parking on the site is limited there will be a Park and Ride bus service that visitors are encouraged to use, and additional ferries. For more details regarding Park and Ride and ferries go to: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/events/antiques-roadshow-p1830223 and https://royalwilliamyardnews.wordpress.com/
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.
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 big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR. It may be possible to arrange to look at the items in advance and organise transportation to the venue.
BBC Antiques Roadshow Executive Editor, Simon Shaw said: “We always have a wealth of objects and stories from Devon’s rich past when we visit the county, and that combined with Plymouth’s naval heritage means we are very excited about our visit to Royal William Yard.
“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 .