BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is set to be filmed at a Kent country estate this summer.
For anyone who wants to try and get their face on a popular TV show, the BBC cameras will filming at the estate on Tuesday, 23rd August 2022.
The team of Antique specialists will be on hand at Belmont House, outside Faversham, to offer free advice and valuations to visitors who can bring along any interesting family heirlooms and treasures, so that will discount 95% of people who turn up with some old tat.
As the day is expected to be extremely popular, anyone who wishes to get their items valued are being advised to book a spot for the filming day, as it is a ticketed event and applications must be made in advance.
Due to the popularity of Antiques Roadshow you may be required to queue to see our expert team
Entry is free, and tickets will be sent out about a month in advance. The programme is still presented by everyone’s favourite ex-newsreader Fiona Bruce, and is expected to have a TV audience of about 5 million viewers.
The organisers are limiting the number of people who can attend, although carnage is still expected at the busy even. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. It is probably best to go in the morning as it will undoubtedly pour down due to the event being held in August, so the car park will be well churned up by the afternoon.
The show has been running since 1979, so if anyone has been watching it from the beginning, you are now probably classed as an antique yourself!
A statement from the show’s ticketing partner firm, Lost in TV, says “Due to the popularity of Antiques Roadshow you may be required to queue to see our expert team. There will be plenty to see on the day, and we’d encourage you to make a day of it, seeing some of our filming in progress, and soak up the Roadshow atmosphere.”
We are not sure how you can make a day of it when only AM or PM sessions are available?
“Refreshments will be available to buy on the day, but you’re also welcome to bring your own food and drinks. Ahead of the event day we’ll send out a more detailed FAQ document with information about everything to expect at the Antiques Roadshow.”
Probably best to bring your own grub as there is no mention of prices and the queues are going to be huge.
The August event will be the first time Antiques Roadshow has visited Belmont House. It is owned by the Harris family, the 3,000-acre estate in Throwley is home to England’s largest private collection of clocks. There are more than 340 timepieces at the 18th century house. There is hope that the hoardes of children that will descend on the venue due to the summer school holidays in August will not smash up the valuable collection.
Belmont House will be joining the likes of Ightham Mote, Walmer Castle, Chatham Dockyard and Leeds Castle as Kent locations to have been used by the BBC show.
If you fancy a day standing in a crowd gawping at someone else’s valuables, you can book a ticket for the Belmont House filming day, by clicking here.