It’s time to dust off your treasures as the ever-popular Antiques Roadshow comes to Castle Howard.
Many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand on Thursday July 13 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.
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!”
The free event takes place between 9.30am and 4.30pm with everyone welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration required.
Antiques Roadshow Executive Editor, Simon Shaw said: “We are looking forward to coming to Castle Howard. It’s many years since our team visited and there’s great anticipation for our return.
"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 Castle Howard and enjoy what our visitors tell us is a fantastic day out.”
Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day, but if you have an item with a particularly unusual story attached, or perhaps an interesting collection, or large items of furniture, you can let the team know online at www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow or firstname.lastname@example.org