IT’S time to find out whether those family heirlooms gathering dust in the attic are worth a fortune.

The BBC will bring much-loved programme The Antiques Roadshow to Lancashire in the summer.

Join Fiona Bruce and the roadshow team when they film at Lytham Hall on Tuesday, June 11.

The team features the country’s leading authorities on arts and antiques to offer free valuations for family heirlooms or car boot bargains ­— from a £100,000 painting to a £5 cup and saucer.

Around 15,000 items are valued at each show by Roadshow experts from which around 60 are filmed for inclusion in the two shows made at each location.

Last year the specialists discovered unseen masterpieces by Mexican artist Diego Rivera worth £100,000, jewels from the Titanic and a unique Brooklyn Dodgers baseball.

Fiona Bruce said: "So much of what you see on the Antiques Roadshow is about the story of an object and its owner as much as about its value. We are never short of people bringing along items that tell a hell of a story, which can be very exciting, poignant or funny, sometimes, all three. Or it can tell us something about ourselves.

“Even after all these years people still have the most amazing things tucked away in their attics and garages and I can’t wait to see what they pull out of their bags and trolleys in 2019."

Some of the most fascinating finds to come to light over the years include wristwatch owned by Lawrence of Arabia, which went on to sell for £34,000, a chest eventually proven to have belonged to Queen Anne and a leather jacket worn by John F Kennedy and valued at up to £300,000.

Many objects featured on the Roadshow have been found in strange places such as diamond jewels found sewn into an upholstered chair and two important painting discovered by the new owners of a house in their loft.

Lytham Hall is an 18th-century Georgian country house with a fascinating history. Once owned by the ‘colourful’ Clifton family for over four centuries, whose antics inspired author Evelyn Waugh to write Brideshead Revisited.

Robert Murphy, the series producer of Antiques Roadshow, said: “We’re looking forward to a bumper turnout at Lytham Hall and can’t wait to see what kind of cherished objects emerge from the attic!

Visitors are welcome to just turn up on the day but they can also share their stories about the special items they are bringing along.

Email with your name, address, telephone number, a description of the item and how you come to own it and a photo.

Alternatively, write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.