Antiques Roadshow at Castle Ward
Could you have a fortune in your attic? Antiques Roadshow is coming to Castle Ward on Thursday 25 July 2019
Join Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team when they film at Castle Ward, Downpatrick on Thursday 25 July 2019.
The Roadshow brings together a team of the country’s leading authorities on arts and antiques to offer free valuations for your family heirlooms or car boot bargains. Whether it’s a £100,000 painting or a £5 cup and saucer, everyone gets an expert opinion on their treasure.
Last year the specialists discovered unseen masterpieces by Mexican artist Diego Rivera worth £100,000, jewels from the Titanic and a unique Brooklyn Dodgers baseball with a value as extraordinary as its story.
Fiona Bruce has presented the show for the past 12 years: "So much of what you see on the Antiques Roadshow is about the story of an object and its owner as much as about its value. We are never short of people bringing along items that tell a hell of a story, which can be very exciting, poignant or funny, sometimes, all three. Or it can tell us something about ourselves.
“Even after all these years people still have the most amazing things tucked away in their attics and garages and I can’t wait to see what they pull out of their bags and trolleys in 2019."
Join us on Thursday 25 July
Castle Ward General Manager Jacqui Baird is looking forward to welcoming the team: 'I’m absolutely delighted to welcome for the first time, the Antiques Roadshow to Castle Ward on 25 July. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone in Northern Ireland, and especially our local community to join with the National Trust to explore our most valuable and intriguing items. The mansion will be a stunning backdrop and the event promises to be an enjoyable and interesting day for everyone. why not come along and find out what the experts think of that hidden treasure you have been wondering about?'
Robert Murphy, the series producer of Antiques Roadshow, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing the Roadshow to Castle Ward and we can’t wait to see what treasures and cherished objects will emerge from the attic!'
Bring your treasures
It’s a free, entertaining family day out and a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and be a part of one of the BBC’s most popular programmes. Our team of experts are on hand to help visitors discover the hidden history of their objects – you never know, it might just be your item that turns out to be something very special… and potentially very valuable!”
Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.
Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day but they can also share their stories about the special items they are bringing along. Email email@example.com with your name, address, telephone number, a description of the item and how you come to own it and a photo. Unfortunately, we cannot consider any submissions without this information.
Alternatively, write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.
More information, frequently asked questions, and parking information can be found at the Antiques Roadshow website or on the show’s Facebook page