Bedford Auction House – Insight Evening

Our first event was so popular we thought we’d visit the Auction House again for another opportunity for you to see inside this busy working auction house. You can also enjoy a welcoming glass of wine or fruit juice and a light-hearted valuation competition, followed by a two course meal with tea or coffee. The evening will conclude with prize giving for the competition winner and a question and answer session with the auction team.




Bedford Auction House

Bedford Auction House - Insight Evening

About this excursion

£40 per person 

£55 with coach Transport 

Come and join us for an entertaining and informative evening.  W & H Peacock, auctioneers in Bedford have invited us to attend one of their monthly Auction Insight evenings at their new premises in Bedford – the most modern saleroom in the country.

The plan for the evening is to arrive at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start when we‘ll be welcomed with a complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice. The visit will begin with a short introduction about W & H Peacock and its history in the town given by one of their specialist auctioneers.

Next, the group will be invited downstairs and given the opportunity to peruse the salerooms Peacocks 2whilst taking part in a light-hearted valuation competition. Guests will be asked to give their opinion of value on a range of items from antique furniture, paintings, silverware, ceramics, collectables through to ex-retail products, items of machinery, household effects and many other interesting items which are included in either their Monthly Antiques & Collectors’ Items Sale or one of their Weekly General Sales.

On completion of your estimates we will head back up to the auction centre café where a two course meal with tea or coffee will be served whilst they mark the competition and discuss some of the items in the sale. There will even be a prize for the winner with the highest score!

When booking we shall send you a menu so you can choose your meal for the evening.

The evening will conclude with the opportunity for a short question and answer session with the Auction team.

We have arranged this event as a fund–raiser for Reclaim Life – a local charity promoting emotional well-being, so part of the cost (£10) will be donated to them.

Travelling to the Bedford Auction Centre and Disabled Facilities

The centre boasts ample car parking onsite along with disabled access and lift to the gallery and Café area.

If you would like to drive yourself to the event – directions to the Auction House are shown below or you can follow your SatNav to post code: MK42 0PE

Alternatively, we will hire a coach which can pick you up from Woburn Sands or Milton Keynes at an additional cost of £15 per person.

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Book on this excursion

Ticket Type Price Spaces
With Coach Transport £55.00
Standard Ticket
Drive yourself