Take a walk in Lady Mary's shoes
Hold on to your hats, y’all, because soon you’ll be able to experience the world of Downton Abbey without leaving the South. That’s thanks to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, an immersive walk through the beloved show, complete with re-creations of the sets and costumes, as well as plenty of footage, history of the period, and glimpses behind the scenes. The exhibition recently finished a successful run in New York, and it’s now relocating to South Florida for its second stateside stop.
A visit to the exhibition plunges ticketholders in the world of the Crawley family and the sights, scenes, and sounds of the long-lived series. As described on the exhibit website, “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved television show, transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. You’ll be immersed in the fascinating social history, culture, and some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run.” It’s a dazzling experience—the sets! the costumes! the Dowager Countess!—and it’s educational too.
Watch the exhibition trailer and hear the cast's reactions:
Fans of all ages are welcome to experience the exhibit, and children 14 and under are allowed to visit at no cost as long as they are accompanied by a paying adult. According to the exhibition website, “Most guests will spend between 60 and 90 minutes exploring the exhibition. Guests are welcome to stay for as long or as little as they would like during hours of operation,” so wear your most comfortable shoes, and bring a camera—you’re invited to snap away, though video is not allowed.
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition opens on November 10 in West Palm Beach, Florida, for a limited engagement—secure your tickets now! There’s also a gift shop, so when you visit, you can acquire all the Downton merchandise your heart desires. (This should tide you over until the Downton Abbey movie arrives.)
This is the second stop of the exhibition, and it’s likely to move elsewhere once it finishes its run in South Florida. To be the first to hear about its next stop, sign up for the exhibition newsletter.
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Are you planning to see the exhibition? Let us know if you make the trip to Florida for a walk through the world of Downton Abbey when the show opens in November.