Lowther Castle
Lowther Castle in the historic county of Westmorland, now in Cumbria, is part of Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Short Break for Collectors’ holiday.

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The first full week of the month kicks off with two antiques auctions in Cumbria – the regular weekly sales of 1818 Auctioneers in Milnthorpe and at H&H Auction Rooms in Carlisle, both on March 4.

Next up is in Penrith at PKF’s fine furniture, rugs and carpets auction on March 6, followed by Thomson Roddick’s March 14 antiques and works of art sale in Carlisle.

But it isn’t just auctions for your diary.

For antiques fans hoping to make a weekend of it, Cumbria Tourism and The Rothay Manor Hotel in Ambleside is hosting a ‘Short Break for Collectors’ holiday – a five-night break starting on March 17.

The Rothay Manor Hotel

Cumbria Tourism and The Rothay Manor Hotel in Ambleside is hosting a ‘Short Break for Collectors’ holiday – a five-night break starting on March 17.

Events during the stay include talks with architects, historians and antiques experts, a tour of Abbott Hall in Kendal, Hutton in the Forest and Lowther Castle near Penrith.

The holiday includes full Cumbrian breakfasts, dinner and transport. Find out more from Aspect Events

Just over the north Pennines, The Bowes Museum in Castle Barnard is holding an exhibition called SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story. Running until May 5, it is guest-curated by Mark Westgarth of Leeds University, who, during 10 years of research, has worked to track the cultural geography of British antiques dealing in the 20th century. The show features 33 objects from collections such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum and The National Gallery.

Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum's exhibition SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story runs until May 5.

Back on the auction scene, the final two weeks of the month feature sales at Mitchells on March 20-22, Paul Laidlaw’s Laidlaw Auctioneers' March 23 collectors and interiors sale and Elstob & Elstob’s March 24.

Anderson & Garland in Newcastle will hold its next two day fine art sale - an event it runs quarterly - on March 26-27.

There are plenty of other auctions and fairs across the wider region in March. View Antiques Trade Gazette’s calendar to search for more.