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Antiques Roadshow visits St Fagans
Fiona Bruce
Fiona Bruce is enjoying her third year presenting Antiques Roadshow

Welsh antiques lovers are in for a treat when BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow comes to the National History Museum at St Fagans on Thursday.

The programme presented by Fiona Bruce is now in its 33rd series.

Free advice and valuations are on offer to visitors who bring along their family heirlooms or car boot finds for inspection by some of the UK's leading antiques and fine arts specialists.

Roy Noble will present his BBC Radio Wales show live from the event.

Over the years the show has unearthed some rare and intriguing objects including a World War Two horse's gas mask and a gallantry medal awarded to a pigeon.

One of the most popular elements of the show comes from the moments where people find out that items bought for pennies or a few pounds years ago are now worth considerably more, sometimes even a small fortune.

Previous series have seen a collection of 1930s posters, bought for 50p in the 1970s valued at £30,000.

St Fagans castle
St Fagans Castle was given to the Welsh people by the Earl of Plymouth

Fiona Bruce says: "Presenting the Antiques Roadshow is, for me, one of those rare and very lucky coincidences in television when you get to work on a show that you already love to watch.

"Exploring the human story behind every object is what makes Antiques Roadshow so fascinating."

Series editor Simon Shaw says that they're expecting to see between 1500 and 2000 visitors on the day but that despite the anticipated high numbers everyone who comes will get to see an expert.

Antiques Roadshow is at the National History Museum, St Fagans, Cardiff on Thursday 10 June from 0930 to 1630 BST - entrance is free

People with large pieces of furniture or other big items can send details and photographs of their objects to: ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR or e-mail them to: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk.

It may be possible to arrange to look at the item in advance and organise transportation to the venue.




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