Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Travel: Downton Abbey Exhibition in New York City

the kitchen, along with Mrs Padmore's and Daisy's outfits

Kevin and I were huge Downton Abbey fans and were sad when the series ended. I was thrilled to discover a traveling exhibition that was has sets and costumes from the series. The exhibition was structured like the Crowley’s home, and the first floor included a model of the kitchen, servants’ dining room and Carson’s butler pantry. The second floor has replicas of the family’s dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, along with a special display for Violet, the dowager Countess. The second floor is also home to many of the characters’outfits, along with articles providing insight into the times. The third floor is smaller and mainly has Lady Mary’s and Lady Edith’s dresses and accessories.

Visiting the exhibit was a pleasant trip down memory lane. It was nice to see the sets and to see how much detail goes into them. I was especially impressed by the workmanship in the costumes-they're stunning!

This exhibit is temporary, so visit soon if you’re going to be in New York City. Click here for more information on the exhibit.

the servants' dining room. Notice the servants' bells at the far right?

Carson's butler pantry

one of Lady Mary's dresses

the family's dining table

a very formal place setting

Lady Mary's boudoir

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