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Antiques Road Trip star Izzie Balmer reveals she was asked to leave museum in funny confession

The presenter is a much-loved member of the Antiques Road Trip team

Emmy Griffiths

Izzie Balmer couldn’t be more perfect for her job as a presenter on the Antiques Road Trip, as her love for history is so much so that she recently revealed that she was asked to leave a museum after being there until past closing time! 

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Sharing snaps of ancient Egyptian artwork, she wrote: “I'm endlessly fascinated by the Ancient Egyptians. I spent an hour in just two of the Egyptian rooms @AshmoleanMuseum and had to be asked to leave because they were closing! Where's your favourite museum?” She added an embarrassed monkey with paws over his face emoji. 

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Her followers were quick to recommend other museums to try, with one writing: “Egyptology is a passion I have had since a boy. I can spend hours in the British Museums Egyptian galleries. I am learning to read hieroglyphs also. Basics. Must revisit Ashmoleum ASAP. Have you been to the Flinders Petrie museum at UCL. Worth it.” Izzie responded: “Ooo no I haven't been but I'll check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.” 

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Izzie shared snaps from the museum 

After studying geography at degree level, Izzie went on to discover her love for dealing antiques after landing a role at a vintage shop, before going on to complete placements at auction houses. Izzie previously told the Source Vintage blog: "As each day passed I realised there was much more to antiques than the dusty old boring items I had originally thought them to be. Each item means something to someone and holds its own story.”

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She added to Stylist: "I do sometimes get older men presuming that I don’t know anything. It’s just a matter of overcoming their preconceived ideas, winning them round and gaining their confidence.” 

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