Antiques Roadshow comes to Bolsover Castle

Antiques Roadshow Presenter Fiona Bruce, pictured at Charlecote park in Warwick, will be coming to Bolsover Castle on July 9.
Antiques Roadshow Presenter Fiona Bruce, pictured at Charlecote park in Warwick, will be coming to Bolsover Castle on July 9.
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BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow is coming to Bolsover Castle on Thursday, July 9.

Anyone interested in dusting off their treasures for a free day out can attend the Castle at 9.30am until 4.30pm, free parking and no pre-registration.

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. People with large or heavy items should email antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk, and may receive help to transport them tp the venue.

Executive Editor Simon Shaw said: “It’s hard to think of a more spectacular setting than the location of Bolsover Castle high above the Vale of Scarsdale. Stunning views and a fascinating history make it the ideal backdrop for filming Antiques Roadshow. All we need now is for as many people as possible to bring along their objects for a fantastic free day out.

“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.”

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.

Mark Ellis, English Heritage Area Manager for Bolsover Castle added: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the Antiques Roadshow to Bolsover Castle and I can’t wait to see what hidden treasures our visitors will bring along on the day.”