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    Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

    Based on the Emmy Award-winning and internationally acclaimed TV drama and blockbuster film, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition transports visitors to post-Edwardian England where the characters and the iconic house come to life. The exhibition immerses guests in the fascinating social history, culture, and some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run utilizing authentic set recreations, stunning show costumes and props, and thrilling technology and interactives.



Come and step inside the world of Downton Abbey and take an incredible journey through life, history, and culture of post-Edwardian England.

A celebration of the most successful British drama ever created, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition explores the beloved characters, sets, and storylines of the Crawley family and their lives leading up to and surrounding World War 1. Authentic set recreations transport visitors to the most iconic rooms of Downton, from the opulent dining room to Lady Mary’s bedroom to the hustle and bustle of Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen. Cutting-edge technology weaves an integrated narrative through some of history’s most significant moments, examining the impact that social and political upheaval had on the characters and their lives. The exhibition culminates in a stunning display of the intricate costumes worn throughout the series and film—a visual representation of how a British household moved into the modern era.

History buffs and Downton fans alike will enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience.

Key Features

  • Dozens of authentic costumes
  • Film set recreations
  • Educational with historical and scientific subjects
  • Highly immersive and themed settings
  • Cutting-edge technology woven throughout experience
  • In-depth look at life, culture, fashion and socioeconomics of early 20th Century

General Information

  • 10,000 - 15,000 sq. ft. (1,000 - 1,400 sq. m)
  • 15 - 18 ft ceiling height (4.5 - 5.5 m)

Press reaction:

“...a cleverly immersive experience mounted with the same exacting care as the show itself.”-THE NEW YORK TIMES

“…a dazzling experience”-SOUTHERN LIVING

“If you've been fantasizing about immaculate riding costumes and white-tie dinners ever since Downton Abbey aired its final episode, American anglophiles have been offered one final chance to return to the English countryside...”-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"Downton Abbey exhibit is a delight for fans and history buffs.”-METRO

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Educational Materials

We provide instructors with essential questions to ask students at each area and a lesson that explores and expands on the ideas presented.

Our research and interpretive text is also the basis for our Educator Guides. Developed during the second half of our 360° process, these guides contain classroom modules for students to use before arrival and after their experience, with accompanying activities for the exhibition visit itself.

To receive a copy of the Educator Guide, please contact info@imagineexhibitions.com.



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For Downton Abbey fans who want to be among the first to hear more details of the exhibition tour, including the announcement of locations and dates, visit downtonexhibition.com.

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