The BBC’s ever-popular Antiques Roadshow is to visit Osborne House in East Cowes tomorrow (Thursday) as part of the programme’s 40th anniversary year.
Many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to Islanders and mainlanders.
Everyone is invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car boot sale bargains for inspection by the experts, taking advantage of discounted travel with Wightlink from Portsmouth and Lymington.
Customers travelling with Wightlink with their cars and/or motorbikes can enjoy 20% off the price of day trips and overnight stays from 13th-15th September 2017.
Business Development Director Clive Tilley said:
“We at Wightlink are delighted to support Antiques Roadshow with special discounts and we can’t wait to find out what fans of the show will bring along. Our crews will be on the lookout for customers carrying unusual items across the Solent.”
Antiques Roadshow presenter Fiona Bruce, who marks her tenth year presenting the programme, says:
“The best part of working on Antiques Roadshow is that we never know who or what is going to turn up on the day. If you are a fan of Antiques Roadshow, curious to see behind the scenes, or just fancy a day out, I would urge you to dig out your treasures and come along – we’d love to see you!”
The doors open at 09:30 and close at 16:30. Entry to the show is free, everyone is welcome, and no tickets or pre-registration is required.