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14 Jul 2020

Antiques Roadshow seeks stories for Culzean visit

Looking towards Culzean Castle, with the Fountain Court garden in the foreground.
Culzean Castle will host BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow later this year
The Antiques Roadshow is set to come to Culzean in 2020, and is searching for forgotten family heirlooms and missing masterpieces to feature in the programme.

For the first time in more than four decades, the series will be filmed on a closed set with a small invited audience only, to ensure the safety of guests, production and the wider public.

Viewers are being asked to contact Antiques Roadshow about their objects as soon as possible so the team can start planning these really special shows. Upcoming locations are listed on the Antiques Roadshow website, where viewers can use the ‘Share Your Story’ form to fill out details of their objects.

Poster for BBC One's Antiques Roadshow, asking for stories, with two images of antiques experts and one of presenter Fiona Bruce.

Gareth Clingan, Operations Manager for Culzean Castle & Country Park said: ‘We’re really pleased that the Antiques Roadshow will be able to come to Culzean later this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing the treasures that folk from Ayrshire and beyond will be able to share.’

Presenter Fiona Bruce, who will be filming her 13th series of Antiques Roadshow, said she was delighted to be going back on the road in search of treasures:

‘Normally we welcome around 5,000 people to each Antiques Roadshow, but of course in these extraordinary times we will have to do things very differently. We’ve come up with a new way to safely film the show, yet still bring you amazing items and stories. I can’t wait to see what treasures you have hidden in your homes.’

First broadcast in 1979, the Roadshow remains one of the most popular factual programmes on BBC One, with some 6 million people regularly watching on Sunday evenings.

The award-winning show has visited hundreds of different venues, both in the UK and abroad, including our own Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate.

This year, to keep everyone safe, the entire series will be filmed with an invited audience only.

Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce standing behind three tables with objects on them. Behind her is a crowd of people, with Crathes Castle in the background.
Antiques Roadshow at Crathes Castle in July 2018

Some of the Roadshow’s most fascinating finds include a Fabergé flower ornament worth £1 million, a handwritten document signed by Elizabeth I, a ring containing a lock of author Charlotte Brontë’s hair, a wristwatch owned by Lawrence of Arabia, a 17th-century miniature book reviewing Shakespeare’s plays and a leather jacket worn by John F Kennedy.