On the 2nd of July 2024, we will be welcoming the award-winning TV programme, Antiques Roadshow, to Thirlestane Castle!

Thirlestane will be part of the 47th recording of the series, as the Antiques Roadshow team travel to different locations showcasing a broad mix of antiques, family heirlooms and vintage treasures.

Edward Maitland-Carew commented, “It is wonderful to welcome such a well-known TV programme to Thirlestane Castle. The Antiques Roadshow is as popular as ever and is watched by around five million people every Sunday evening. It is a privilege to be chosen as one of the 2024 venues and we look forward to welcoming the team and seeing what treasures are shown on the day.”

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!”

You may already have an item to hand that you are interested in getting valued. However some of the most interesting objects have been found in strange places including diamond jewels sewn into an upholstered chair, a necklace in a bag of compost, two important paintings discovered by the new owners of a house in the loft, and a box of items owned by Sir Winston Churchill found at the ‘dump’ (and valued at £10,000).

The Antiques Roadshow is a ticketed event and those interested in attending can apply through the BBC website. More detailed information about the ticketing process and how you can bring an item along can be found here.

Take a look at our What’s On webpage to discover other special events taking place at Thirlestane Castle this summer. Including the BVAC – Festival of Motoring, Dachshund Day, Specialist Tours and Afternoon Tea and Tours.