When will the Antiques Roadshow be at Firstsite?

Filming will take place this summer, so start searching your garages and lofts for hidden gems and shining up your favourite treasures!

The team are on the hunt for a broad mix of antiques, family heirlooms and vintage treasures. Every show will feature specialists in the fields of jewellery, silver, ceramics, glass, pictures, rare books, clocks and watches, and militaria, as well as a team of experts with knowledge of all things collectable – from retro toys to movie and music memorabilia, from ancient antiquities to costume jewellery, from mid-century furniture to vintage fashion.

How to attend the Antiques Roadshow at Firstsite

Applications for tickets and to showcase items are now open with limited places. To apply for either please visit: www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow

Please note that on the date of the filming – to be revealed nearer to the time, only visitors with a ticket for the Antiques Roadshow will be able to access the Firstsite outdoor grounds. This is for crowd control and security reasons, because the event is so popular.


Visiting Firstsite during the Antiques Roadshow event

Our building will be open to everyone on the day of filming – from 10am – 10pm as usual.

Please note that the building is likely to be busy on that day and so you may need to queue to enter or access certain areas. General visitors to Firstsite will not be able to access the Antiques Roadshow event without an Antiques Roadshow ticket

More about the Antiques Roadshow

The Antiques Roadshow celebrates its 45th anniversary this year – the very first show was broadcast on 18th February 1979, from Newbury, Berkshire.

For the past four decades, the award-winning show has visited hundreds of venues in the UK and abroad.

Others venues which will feature in the 47th series include:

  • Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery in Walpole Park, Ealing, west London
  • Cromford Mills, near Matlock in Derbyshire
  • Thirlestane Castle in Lauder in the Scottish Borders
  • Beaumaris Castle on the island of Anglesey
  • Botanic Gardens in Belfast

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who will be filming her seventeenth series of Antiques Roadshow, says: “A new series of the Antiques Roadshow begins again and I, for one, can’t wait. Travelling the length and breadth of the UK to see what the great British public have pulled out of their attics and off their shelves. I know we’ll see items of great quality and value – but I’m always drawn in by a moving personal story too. They are what often stick longest in my memory. And I’m determined to improve my record on Basic, Better, Best. Surely I’ve got to get more of them right this year!”


BBC Studios, Series Editor Robert Murphy says: “We want the Roadshow to be for everyone, and we want to see those special items that mean something to you – last year, we saw a dazzling range of items: jewellery bought for a few pounds at a carboot sale, an Olympic torch,  a Rolex that had been through a lawnmower, punk t-shirts, a two thousand year old carved stone head, a silver jug used in a royal ritual. And most memorably, a Victoria Cross medal awarded to a Sikh solider in World War II that was valued at a quarter of a million pounds. We can’t wait to see what treasures you’ve got to surprise and delight us at this year’s shows!”


Watch the current series of Antiques Roadshow on BBC One on Sundays from 8pm.



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