Eric Knowles returns as our Heirloom Detective

As well as being a recognised expert in his chosen field, Eric is a well-known face in the world of antiques, particularly to viewers of the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow. He is one of those rare individuals who is able to share his considerable knowledge in a way that is exciting and easy to understand. Born in Nelson in 1953, he worked in both engineering and for a firm of antique shippers in the early 1970’s. His love of antiques grew when he joined Bonham’s, the London auctioneers working first as a porter in the ceramics’ department, before becoming head of the department in 1981. In 1985, he was offered a full directorship at Bonham's and has since become independent and offers his own valuation service.

Eric is currently seen on BBC2’s popular programme ‘Put your money where your mouth is’ and ‘Antique Master’ searching for the UK’s top amateur antique expert. Other appearances include The Twentieth Century Roadshow, The Great Antiques Hunt and The Antique Inspectors. 

No ticket is required to see Eric but the following terms and conditions apply:

  • Only one item per visitor, please.
  • For reasons of health and safety, please bring a photo of any large or heavy items and not the items themselves.
  • This is not a valuation service.
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