The National Cycle Museum in Llandrindod Wells was described as a 'treasure trove on two wheels' this week, when BBC's Bargain Hunt dropped in during filming for their current series.

The special episode of the programme, which was aired on Friday, January 25, was filmed at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, and included a feature on vintage bikes and their worth to collectors.

Museum Curator Freda Davies was on hand as the film crews descended on the Temple Street venue for the day, and said she felt the programme had really showed off the highlight's of their rare collection.

"I thought it showed the museum in a terrific light and it certainly showed the variety of exhibits we have here," she said.

"They concentrated on the unusual exhibits which seemed to interest them the most and it provided some great talking points between the presenter and our historian."

"It was a bit of a surprise to us really, they just phoned us up out of the blue. They were filming down in Builth Wells and they said they were looking for something interesting in the local area, after that they arranged a visit and had a chat with us and it just went from there really."

Museum historian Mr Scotford Lawrence was interviewed by BBC presenter Charlie Ross was glowing in his praise for the venue, describing it as a 'gem in mid wales' during filming, as the feature focused on some of the museum's more weird and wonderful exhibits, including a bicycle made of bamboo and a rare model featuring a hammock instead of a saddle.

"We're very lucky to have Scotford Lawrence as our historian, he's one of the foremost authorities on the subject in the country and most of our enquiries and information requests from the public go through him," added Freda.

The National Cycle Museum is the national museum for the UK and is home to over 260 cycles ranging from an 1818 Hobby Horse to the latest carbon-fibre designs.

The episode was aired last Friday, January 25, but is available on BBC I-player until February 25.