BARGAIN HUNT AT MOTOR MUSEUM
By Ann Evans
The BBC will be filming their popular TV programme ‘Bargain Hunt’ at the British Motor Museum next Sunday 9th July. Presenter Anita Manning and two experts, Philip Serrell and Richard Madley will be on hand to help the contestants find a bargain.
They won’t be looking for bargain cars amongst the wonderful old classics on display but having a good old rummage through an antiques, collectables and vintage indoor fair organised by Field Dog Fairs over the weekend.
Visitors as well as the red team and the blue team of contestants will find everything from the world of antiques from glassware and period furniture to vintage clothing, kitchenalia and crafts. So there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Charlotte Milford, Marketing Director at Field Dog Fairs said, “We are delighted that the BBC will be filming on the Sunday. We really enjoy working with Bargain Hunt and are delighted that they have chosen to film at our events again this year. Presenter, Anita Manning, has never been to the British Motor Museum before, so little does she know what a treat she is in for.”
Entry to the Antiques Fair is £4 per person, with concession £3 and under 16s free. There is ample free parking and there are card payment facilities in place at the Fair for items purchased from the Antiques Fair. Ticket prices are for entry to the Antiques Fair only and separate tickets will need to be purchased for entry to the British Motor Museum, these are available on the day at the discounted rate of £9 per person.
There’s always lots to see and do at the Motor Museum, and it’s well worth seeing their current British Motoring Treasures Exhibition: the British car in 50 objects which runs until March 2018.
The display takes you from the pioneering days of the late 19th century right up to modern times through a variety of ‘objects’. Items such as a gold pocket watch which was awarded to Ernest Courtis in 1907 when he drove a Rover 20hp tourer in the Isle of Man TT races. And a pair of ‘Bobby Finders’ which motorists back in 1903 could spot a policeman from afar as the ‘bobbies’ set traps to catch drivers exceeding the 12 mph speed limit.
Plus, of course there’s the world’s largest collection of historic British cars to be enjoyed with around 300 classic cars on display, and a Collections Centre with around another 250 cars from the reserve collections if the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust. In this separate building visitors can peek behind the scenes to see how they store, preserve and restore their vehicles.
And when you need sustenance, there’s an award winning restaurant where you can get hot and cold meals, snacks, cakes and refreshments. The restaurant has Coeliac UK GF (Gluten Free) accreditation, and has detailed ingredient and allergen information on all their food products for the key 14 allergens identified by the Food Standards Agency.
The Museum also has lots of family fun running through the holidays – more on those events soon.
For more information about the British Motor Museum please visit: www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk