Downton Abbey entered the hearts of so many Americans. I was sad to see it go last year. My Mom was the one who told me about it. I’ll never be the same after watching it. Totally added to my love of antiques. If you look at my wedding pictures, you’ll see how much influence the show had on my planning. Our favorite wedding shot! Ha, thank you Mary Crawley.
Now onto the exhibit!!! It’s located at 218 West 57th Street between Broadway & 7th Avenue. The windows out front are beautiful. Step aside Saks windows.
The exhibit brings the characters and famous home to life. It’s three floors of history, fashion and a step into Post-Edwardian England. The show ran for 6 seasons on PBS. After the show wrapped NBC universal kept much of the shows pieces. When you first arrive you are greeted by a hologram of Mr. Carson. Who doesn’t love Mr. Carson? This is his suit and Mrs Hughs dress.
If there’s one place I’d spend my life savings to hang out, it’d be in Mrs. Patmores kitchen. <3
I look like I just got done working the kitchen. Probably should have brushed my hair.
You can apply for a position at Downton. Mom and I were hired as Housemaids.
The famous dining table is set for dinner. This is the actual table from the show. If you’ve seen the show you know many crucial conversations and moments happened at this table.
I want to be a Crawley sister!!!
There are over 50 costumes from the shows six seasons. The best costumes were the hunting clothes. So chic.
One of my favorite scenes was when Lady Sybil wears the latest fashion, Harem pants. A major shift from the stuffy fashion of the 20’s.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children.
You can buy them at http://www.downtonexhibition.com/
If you have a private event you’d like to hold you can book one for a group of up to 75. Experience all the service of Downton Abbey.
On the way out there is a wonderful gift shop!
There’s also a giant green screen. Place you and your friends into your favorite room.
If you’re in the area of Columbus Circle stop and see the Downton Abbey Exhibition. It’s open until January 31st!!! I just gave you a sneak peek. There’s so much more. They take you on a journey through World World I and the 20’s.
This will hold you over until the movie comes out.
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