HUNTING FOR A BARGAIN.
There’s always something interesting going on at the British Motor Museum, and this year sees it hosting four indoor antiques fairs. Ann Evans finds out more.
We all love a bargain, and the popularity of TV programmes such as BBC One’s Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It are making antique experts out of the lot of us.
With antiques in mind, the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire will be hosting four major antiques fairs this year. So, an opportunity to browse some wonderful old ornamental and quirky treasurers as well as those fabulous motoring treasurers the museum proudly displays all year round. In fact, the Museum houses the world’s largest collection of historic British cars.
The Antiques Fairs will be staged by Field Dog Fairs who organise 27 different antique, vintage and collector’s shows throughout the year at venues up and down the country. Last year one of its fairs at the Museum also saw the BBC Bargain Hunt team film four episodes of the popular TV programme there. If you missed that, there’s another opportunity to see the show being filmed in April of this year. Before that however, don’t miss the fair on the 10th and 11th February.
Each Antique Fair brings together a wide variety of stallholders – local and national, from the world of antiques and collectables. You’ll discover an eclectic range of items to suit all tastes and budgets; from Victorian to Vintage, Regency to Retro and everything in between.
Charlotte Milford, Marketing Director for Field Dog Fairs said, “We are greatly looking forward to welcoming stallholders old and new to our events at this iconic venue in the heart of the country. Last year’s fairs were very popular, and we look forward to even bigger and better events this year.”
The indoor fairs will all run on Saturday and Sundays, on four weekends throughout the year, with the first event being held on 10th and 11th February, then 7th and 8th April (with the BBC filming for Bargain Hunt on 7th April), and the 7th and 8th July. The last of the 2018 fairs on the 24th and 25th November will be a special Festive Antiques and Gift Fair.
Entry to the Antiques Fair is £3 per person, with concession £3 and under 16’s free. Early bird entry from 8.30am on day one only is £5. There is ample free parking and there are card payment facilities in place at the 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.