It’s time to dust off your treasures!
BBC One’s ever-popular Sunday evening programme the Antiques Roadshow comes to Cheshire next week and members of the public are being invited to bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot sale bargains for inspection by the experts.
The show will film at Arley Hall, near Northwich, on Wednesday, June 1. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm, and entry is free with no tickets or pre-registration required.
Some of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors.
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!”
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, you can let the show's producers know in advance HERE .
Antiques Roadshow executive editor Simon Shaw said: “The stunning formal gardens of Arley Hall will provide the perfect backdrop to our filming on 1 June.
“Our team of experts and Fiona love nothing better than hearing people’s stories and seeing what items they bring, so we hope as many people as possible come to Arley Hall & Gardens and enjoy what our visitors consistently tell us is a fantastic day out.
“Even after 39 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.”
Will you be going along next week? If so, let us know what you'll be taking in the comments section below.