American Downton Abbey fans can get their fix of all things Crawley starting next month, when a traveling exhibit dedicated to the period drama arrives stateside. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is coming to the U.S. on a multi-city tour, which will kick off in New York City beginning November 18.
The immersive exhibit, which launched in Singapore over the summer, allows fans to get up close and personal with costumes and sets, as well as watch a bit of previously unseen footage from the mega-hit series.
Visitors will be transported on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey as the exhibition peers 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 will get the chance to walk through some of the series’ most recognizable and beloved sets. Visitors will even come up-close to over 50 of the show’s official costumes worn by their favorite actors including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith!
The exhibition will also apparently explore the Edwardian period during which Downton Abbey is set, giving visitors the chance to learn about British culture, society and fashion from World War I to the Roaring Twenties.
Ticket prices vary, ranging from $30 adult passes to $15 children’s tickets.
Here’s a look at what you can expect from the exhibit, courtesy of some former cast members and the Downton Abbey Twitter account.
"Debuting in 2010 and now seen in over 250 territories, Downton Abbey quickly became a global phenomenon, especially in the U.S. where the series established an incredibly loyal and avid fan base," said Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios. "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition continues this extraordinary legacy and gives viewers an exclusive invitation inside the series’ beloved characters, storylines and sets."
Following its limited engagement in Manhattan, the exhibit will travel throughout the U.S., though additional stops on its tour have yet to be announced. Private parties can also be booked, which recreate the experience of an Edwardian dinner in the Crawleys’ dining room.
The Downton exhibit comes to America as fans eagerly await an official announcement or update on the progress of the long-rumored featured film adaptation of the beloved series. Of course, a set and costume exhibition is hardly a new chapter in the lives of the characters viewers loved so much, but it’s something at least.
Tickets for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition are on sale now. You can get more information at downtonexhibition.com.
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