BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow comes to Lyme Park

Thursday, 10 September, 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm

It’s time to dust off your treasures as BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow comes to Lyme Park.

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  long their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot bargains for inspection by the experts.

Cei Paynton, Lyme’s General Manager says: “We’re delighted to be hosting the Antiques Roadshow. We certainly have plenty of space here at Lyme and are hoping for some amazing items to be brought along  on the day”.

BBC Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce who's inviting you to bring your treasures to Lyme Park for the roadshow on 10 September c BBC

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.

BBC Antiques Roadshow Executive Editor, Simon Shaw said:  “The magnificent façade of Lyme Park, surrounded by moorland, makes the perfect backdrop to film an episode of Antiques Roadshow. We love seeing all the treasures people bring, and hearing their stories behind them.

Even after 38 years, the magic formula of surprising some lucky guests with exciting news about their treasures is still a thrill for the Roadshow team, visitors and viewers.”

If you’d like to come to Lyme Park for the Antiques Roadshow on 10 September, more information on planning your visit can be found at: Entry to the show is free and no pre-registration is required. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm

People who would like to bring large or heavy items should email or write toAntiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR, as the BBC may be able to help transport them to Lyme Park.

The south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire, seen across the lake, in autumn

The south front of Lyme Park, Cheshire, seen across the lake, in autumn

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