Antiques Roadshow to come to Burnley

Fiona Bruce, presenter of the Antiques Roadshow which is coming to Burnley (s)
Fiona Bruce, presenter of the Antiques Roadshow which is coming to Burnley (s)

BURNLEY people are being encouraged to dig out their valuables when the Antiques Roadshow comes to Towneley Hall later this year.

The BBC programme will be filming for its 36th series in the grounds of the Hall on Thursday, June 27th.

Doors open at 9-30am and close at 4-30pm and entry to the show is free.

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.

Presenter Fiona Bruce said: “Presenting the Antiques Roadshow is, for me, one of those rare and very lucky coincidences in television when you get to work on a show that you already love to watch. “Exploring the human story behind every object is what makes Antiques Roadshow so fascinating.” 

Series editor Simon Shaw added: “The team are all looking forward to visiting Burnley. It’s always exciting to see what will come to light on the day. We regularly see between 1,500 and 2,000 visitors on the day. Despite the high turnout everyone will get to see an expert.”

People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk. Programme-makers said it may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.