BBC’s Antiques Roadshow is heading to the Norfolk seaside
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BBC One's Antiques Roadshow will be celebrating the great British seaside as it heads to Cromer Pier for the first ever time this spring.
Fiona Bruce and the team behind the hit show will be at the pier on Thursday, May 24.
The programme celebrated four decades on the road last year, and Ms Bruce said she hoped this year would be even better.
She said: 'We'll have to go some way to top the most valuable Faberge ever seen on the programme, a correction to Darwin's theory of evolution by the great man himself and one of the best collections of show business memorabilia ever seen by our experts.
'But I have every confidence we'll do it and the thousands of people that come along to see us will pull some extraordinary things out of their bags/trolleys/bits of newspaper/suitcases/boats - and one year even out of a cart led by a dog. I can't wait.'
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Many of Britain's leading antiques and fine arts specialists will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors.
Robert Murphy, series producer, said: 'We are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors when we bring Antiques Roadshow to Cromer Pier.
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'It's the first time the Roadshow has been to a pier and we're looking forward to entertaining our visitors by the seaside and along the promenade.
'It promises to be an entertaining day out at the start of the summer and we're looking forward to seeing cherished objects and hearing personal stories – make a day of it.'
Mr Murphy said the Roadshow was a fun family day out which is free to attend.
He said: 'Our team of experts are on hand to help visitors discover the hidden history of their objects – you never know, it might just be your item that turns out to be something very special and potentially very valuable.'
Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm.
Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day but they can also share their stories about the items they are bringing along on the Antiques Roadshow website at www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/takepart/antiques.
Alternatively, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.