TV show will visit museum on Tuesday 9 June
BBC’s Antiques Roadshow will visit Windermere Jetty on Tuesday 9 June.
The museum is one of eight venues nationwide chosen to host Fiona Bruce and her team of experts this summer.
First broadcast in 1979, Antiques Roadshow is one of the most popular factual programmes on BBC One with six million viewers.
Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories celebrates its first birthday on 23 March. Since opening the museum has welcomed thousands of visitors and won several prominent awards.
Rhian Harris, Chief Executive Lakeland Arts, said: “We are thrilled that Windermere Jetty has been chosen as one of only eight venues across the UK to be an Antiques Roadshow venue. The show’s producers were wowed by the museum and its stunning location on the shores of Windermere.
“We celebrate our first birthday next month and to be featured so prominently on national BBC television is a fantastic boost for the museum and Cumbria. We can’t wait for June, when we throw open our doors to the BBC and visitors with their artefacts ready for valuation.”
Thousands of people come to each Roadshow filming day hoping their car boot bargains and family heirlooms are missing masterpieces or priceless treasures.
Presenter Fiona Bruce, who announced the 2020 venues on The One Show on Tuesday evening (25 February), says there are some remarkable items still out there waiting to be discovered: “We saw some astounding valuations in last year’s series, let’s try and do even better this year.
“We’re visiting some beautiful and surprising locations and no doubt we’ll meet some surprising owners too. All comers welcome so do bring along your objects and let’s see if we can unearth some truly amazing finds. A Faberge egg would do, I’m not fussy!”
Entry to the Antiques Roadshow at Windermere Jetty on 9 June is free. Everyone is welcome and no tickets or pre-registration is required.
Visitors are welcome to turn up on the day, but they can also share their stories about special items in advance at www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow
So raid the attic and unearth those car boot bargains and bring them along to Antiques Roadshow.
Robert Murphy, series editor of Antiques Roadshow, said: “There’s always a buzz when the Roadshow comes to town and we can’t wait to see what treasures and heirlooms will emerge form the attic.
“It’s a great day out for all the family and a brilliant opportunity to go behind the scenes of one of the of the BBC’s best-loved programmes. You never know, it could be your item that gets chosen to be on TV.”
More details about Antiques Roadshow at Windermere Jetty including parking and transport arrangements will be announced in due course.