Experience the history, fashion and house at the Downton Abbey The Exhibition in New York City. The Downton Abbey The Exhibition is the first-ever fully immersive experience set inside the world of Carnival Films’ multi award-winning global television phenomenon, Downton Abbey, the exhibition connects fans with your favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, and showcases never-before-seen footage.
Upon entering the exhibition, visitors are transported on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey allowing them to peer into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs.
From Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fuelled servants’ quarters, to the family’s glamorous dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, fans have the opportunity to walk through some of the series’ most recognizable and beloved sets.
There is a high level of craftsmanship involved in creating the sets – Donal Woods, Emmy award-winning Production Designer on the series, was brought on to ensure an accurate depiction of the show.
Alastair Bruce was the Historical Advisor to Downton Abbey for all six seasons, and made sure every detail on screen accurately reflected a British aristocratic home in the early 20th century.
Visitors will come up-close to over 50 of the show’s official costumes worn by your favorite actors including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith.
Costumes were curated by Anna Robbins (Costume Designer on seasons 5 and 6), who was nominated for an Emmy for her work on the show.
Thousands of official artifacts from the show including the bell board from servants’ dining room, and telegrams informing Lord Grantham of the sinking of the Titanic and outbreak of war with Germany.
The experience attracted incredible critical acclaim from a variety of outlets including The New York Times saying it’s “…a kind of theme park for re-addiction, a cleverly immersive experience mounted with the same exacting care as the show itself. It gives “Abbey” addicts both the short-term injection they need, and the reassurance that nothing from their favorite show has ever been thrown away.”
And the New York Post noted it was “Meticulously curated…” and “allows the visitor to travel back in time to the fantasy world created by Lord Julian Fellowes — an upstairs/downstairs milieu of custom, formality and grace.”
Visitors will have the chance to learn about British society, culture and fashion, in addition to historical events of the era.
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition provides a fascinating look at all aspects of the post-Edwardian period in which Carnival Films’ popular TV series is set and offers an in-depth insight into the remarkable historic events which would go on to shape the world. From World War I to the Roaring Twenties, visitors have the chance to learn about British society, culture and fashion.
NBC Universal International Studios Downton Abbey: The Exhibition currently located in New York City has seen overwhelming attendance since it’s opening last November. The Exhibition is available for viewing until September 3rd in it’s current location, before it moves to a new city.
Tickets are now available through September 3, 2018 at the New York city venue located at 218 W 57th Street (between Broadway and 7 th Ave). Tickets and gift cards are available to purchase at www.downtonexhibition.com.
The exhibition is open daily between 10am and 6pm, including holidays and ticket prices vary with adults starting at $30 and children from $15. VIP packages and private event options are also available.