Well, across the pond, actually. Downtown Abbey fans, rejoice! You still have over a month here in New York City to catch an immersive exhibit on 57th Street, a chance for you to get up close and personal with costumes and sets, as well as watch a bit of previously unseen footage from the hit series.
British culture, society, and fashion from World War I through the Roaring Twenties serve as the backdrop for visitors who are eager to take a first-hand look at the life of the Crawleys and the people who served them. Family members and staff will both greet their guests to the manse and see them off. In between, you’ll be able to gawk at the family’s glamorous dining room, Lady Mary’s oh-so-opulent bedroom, Mrs. Patmore’s bustling kitchen and more.
Moreover, it’s a chance to see over fifty of the show’s official costumes worn by the beloved actors, like Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and everyone’s favorite, Dame Maggie Smith. And artifacts, like the bell board from the servants’ dining room, the sewing machine often used by Lady Grantham’s lady’s maid and telegrams informing Lord Grantham of the sinking of the Titanic and the outbreak of war with Germany.
We think that the historical info on the times is perhaps the most fascinating part of the exhibit. Did you know that many staffers of big houses like these went on to start their own B&Bs? Well, now you do!
All of this, coupled with surprise holograms by the characters makes for a lively experience. The exhibit will be here until September 3rd, and ticket prices vary, ranging from $30 adult passes to $15 children’s tickets.
Check it out!
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