V&A Dundee among Antiques Roadshow filming locations this summer

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The V&A Dundee sits on the banks of the River Tay (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Antiques Roadshow is to be filmed at the new V&A Dundee museum this summer.

The long-running BBC show hosted by Fiona Bruce will also visit nearby Slessor Gardens on Sunday June 23.

Each Roadshow event attracts around 4,000 visitors with antiques and collectables, and the programme airs on Sunday evenings with an audience of around six million.

Other locations in the upcoming summer filming run include Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire, Morden Hall Park in London, Lytham Hall in Lancashire, and Battle Abbey in Hastings.

Bruce, who has hosted the programme for 12 of its 42 years on air, said: “So much of what you see on the Antiques Roadshow is about the story of an object and its owner as much as about its value.

“We are never short of people bringing along items that tell a hell of a story, which can be very exciting, poignant or funny, sometimes all three. Or it can tell us something about ourselves.

“Even after all these years people still have the most amazing things tucked away in their attics and garages and I can’t wait to see what they pull out of their bags and trolleys in 2019.”

When the show last visited Dundee, a clock brought along in a bread bin was estimated to be worth up to £10,000.

Hundreds of thousands of people have visited the £80 million V&A building since it opened to the public in September.

Designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, it takes inspiration from the cliffs along the north-east coast of Scotland and stretches out into the River Tay.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the V&A Dundee last month (Jane Barlow/PA)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the museum last month.

Philip Long, V&A Dundee director, said: “We are delighted that V&A Dundee will host the Antiques Roadshow this summer and are looking forward to welcoming the BBC team and thousands of guests to the museum.

“V&A Dundee is a new museum at the heart of Dundee’s rejuvenated waterfront which celebrates the very best of international and Scottish design.

“We are extremely fortunate to be part of a city with such an extraordinary heritage and I can’t wait to see what family treasures are uncovered here.”