Blue Peter's Millennium Time Capsule in Wales

Blue Peter's Millennium Time Capsule in Wales


08:00 till 20:00 on Monday, 23rd Jul 2018 to Thursday, 26th Jul 2018


A Blue Peter time capsule which has been under lock and key since it was accidentally dug up by construction workers will visit Wales as part of a national tour.

The Millennium Time Capsule has been kept in a secret location after it was unearthed 33 years earlier than planned.

It will now travel around the UK, as part of the famous children’s TV show’s 60th birthday year and among the places it will visit is the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells, which starts on Monday, July 23 .

The capsule will then be sealed and stored in The National Archives until it will be seen by a new generation in 2050.

The capsule was buried by then Blue Peter presenters Katy Hill and Richard Bacon on June 11 1998, beneath the Millennium Dome. It was meant to be excavated in 2050 but was accidentally dug up in February last year.

The capsule and its contents – apart from a missing Spice Girls CD – was returned to Blue Peter and has remained in a secret location. Items for the capsule were decided by viewers of the BBC show in 1998 and include a set of British coins, Teletubby dolls, a photograph of Diana, Princess of Wales, letters from viewers about life at the time, an insulin pen and asthma inhaler.

This event is being hosted by Royal Welsh Show For All The Family..

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