It’s been over a year since Downton Abbey left our screens, and hopes of a revival are starting to wane — but here’s something sure to placate the beloved drama’s die-hard fans.
An exhibition promising an “immersive experience” of the world of Downton is coming to the U.S., offering visitors the chance to visit Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen, check out costumes worn by Dame Maggie Smith, and generally rifle through the Crawleys’ drawers.
According to Variety, the exhibition will be put together by NBCUniversal International Studios and Imagine Exhibitions, and will go on open in Singapore on June 17 before going on a worldwide tour that’s expected to reach the U.S. in 2018.
Okay, so it’s not a revival or a movie deal, but we’ll take it. “Immersive experiences” of TV shows are currently all the rage, what with Hulu recreating Jerry’s apartment from Seinfeld, or the pop-up Central Perk cafe recently erected in New York to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Friends — and then there’s the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that opened last year in Universal Studios.
All of them promise a whole new way for fans to interact with their favorite TV show, and, sure enough, the organizers of the Downton exhibition plan to “connect visitors with their favorite characters, costumes and locations” as well as “showcase never-before-seen footage and historic moments.”
Not only that, but it will apparently have a touch of class befitting the aristocratic Crawley family. In a statement, NBCUniversal International Studios president Michael Edelstein added that the exhibition will be “a multi-million dollar museum-quality experience.”
Exact dates for the U.S. stops have not yet been released, but you can pre-register your interest in tickets at downtonexhibition.com.
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