TV camera crews stopped by a Swindon museum to film an edition of a popular BBC show.

The team from Antiques Road Trip visited the Richard Jefferies Museum to film part of an episode for the next series of the daytime hit which will be shown in the new year.

Antiques expert James Braxton took a break from hunting for historic specialties to explore the museum near Coate Water and learn about the life of Swindon's Victorian nature writer.

Describing the museum’s lovely old buildings and rich gardens as an ‘idyll’, James was determined to find out as much as he could about Jefferies.

In particular, he talked about the importance of the writer’s words and thoughts on the natural environment and our relationship with it which has special significance with the increasing focus on fighting climate change and protecting the planet.

Museum director Mike Pringle showed James around the site, answering questions and helping the camera crew to get all the shots they needed.

Mike said: "It was a great experience and fascinating to see how they script everything in advance, and spend so much time really trying to get the best of everything.

"In each episode, the presenters visit places of historical interest and we’re thrilled they chose us. I can’t wait to see the actual programme."

This is not the first time the museum has made a television appearance - it had a visit from Sir Tony Robinson in 2013 as he explored Jefferies’ rediscovery of the Ridgeway as part of the Channel 4 series Walking Through History.

The community-run museum hosts school visits, runs family events, works with older people, and provides workshops and classes for groups in the area.

A pioneering ecologist, Richard Jefferies was passionate about the natural environment and spent his life exploring and writing about the countryside and rural life.

Visitors can explore his former home and discover details of his life.

The Victorian farm around the museum acts as a cultural and community hub with projects based on the themes of literature, nature, conservation, art and history.