Roads will be closed in Dundee city centre as filming takes place on one of the BBC’s most popular shows at the V&A on Sunday.
Thousands of people, many of them hoping to get valuations on heirlooms and artefacts, will head to the waterfront as the design museum welcomes the Antiques Roadshow.
Things will get under way at 9.30am with gates closing at 4.30pm. Filming will be taking place until 7pm with the bulk of it taking place outside the V&A.
People hoping to get an “expert evaluation” from the Roadshow team have been told to arrive before 4.30pm but to “come prepared to queue”. Peak time is expected to be between 10.30am and 1.30pm.
The entrance to the Roadshow itself will be at the north end of Slessor Gardens, accessed from Thomson Avenue.
The following roads will be closed to allow for filming:
- Riverside Esplanade (from 5am until 9pm on Sunday)
- Earl Gray Place West/East (6am on Saturday – 9pm on Sunday)
- South Crichton Street (6am on Saturday – 9pm on Sunday)
- South Castle Street (6am on Saturday – 9pm on Sunday)
- South Commercial Street (5am Sunday – 9pm Sunday)
- Tay Road Bridge’s Westbound Off-ramp (5am Sunday – 9pm Sunday)
- Parking bays next to V&A Dundee (closed on Saturday and Sunday). Spaces for Blue Badge holders will be available for museum visitors at the Discovery Point car park on a first come first serve basis.
.@BBC_ARoadshow visits Dundee on Sunday June 23. Riverside Esplanade will be closed during the day to accommodate filming around Slessor Gardens and @VADundee – see our map for more details? pic.twitter.com/J1BbFzJxxx
— Dundee City Council (@DundeeCouncil) June 13, 2019
Director of V&A Dundee Philip Long said: “It’s been more than 10 years since the Antiques Roadshow last came to Dundee and we’re delighted the BBC has chosen V&A Dundee as a host this year.
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming thousands of people to the museum and nearby Slessor Gardens for what’s going to be a fantastic day.
“Dundee, and Scotland as a whole, has an extraordinary heritage and I can’t wait to see what family treasures are uncovered here.”
The Antiques Roadshow is free to attend. The V&A will be open to visitors as normal, and accessible via an entrance near Discovery Point.
Hot drinks and cakes will be available at Slessor Gardens throughout the day.