Windermere Jetty Museum will host the BBC’s iconic Antiques Roadshow this Sunday (8pm, 21 February) against the spectacular backdrop of the visitor attraction’s award-winning architecture and England’s most famous lake.
The Museum proved to be a remarkable venue to welcome Fiona Bruce and her team of experts as they dived deep into a fascinating archive of prized possessions, collectables, and world-class heritage from a UNESCO World Heritage site and a place of outstanding natural beauty.
In the first of two episodes filmed last year, viewers will be taken on a journey across Windermere Jetty Museum to explore the rich history of the lake’s boating past and be introduced to some of the most intriguing objects brought along by an invited local audience; from a valuable collection of silver trophies awarded to a pioneering woman sailor, a James Bond poster scraped off a wall, a guitar rescued from a skip, a wooden dinghy from the iconic film Swallows and Amazons, and a pair of ‘lost’ necklaces.
Fiona will also hear about the daredevils that attempted to set speed records on the lake and will be surprised to learn the true value of a diverse collection of precious objects brought to the museum.
Rhian Harris, Chief Executive said: ”We were absolutely delighted to welcome the Antiques Roadshow to Windermere Jetty Museum last year. It was a real privilege to hear the fascinating stories behind peoples’ most prized collectables and to be able to share some of the stories behind our own important collection, in a truly wonderful setting.
“We’re looking forward to tuning into the first of two episodes this Sunday and to welcoming our visitors back to the museum later in the year.”
Windermere Jetty Museum opened in 2019 and is run by Cumbrian charity Lakeland Arts. With its purpose to protect and reflect cultural life in the Lake District, the Museum brings to life industry and engineering from Windermere’s boating past through an inspiring exhibition, learning and conservation programme, that combines science, engineering, and ecology together with arts and culture.
The Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19 but is looking forward to welcoming visitors back later this year. In 2021, the museum will launch Wrecked! - a new season of family-friendly activities across all areas of the site to explore the hidden treasures and sunken secrets of Windermere’s most intriguing shipwrecks. This immersive, interactive, and participatory experience will capture a spirit of adventure and provide a fascinating insight into the perils of Windermere’s long-lost ships.
Tickets to visit the museum will be available soon at windermerejetty.org.
Tune into BBC One at 8pm on Sunday 21 February to watch the first of two episodes filmed at the museum last year. Head to the BBC iPlayer to watch again and to catch up on the series so far.