The exhibit launched in Singapore this past summer and will travel through the U.S. with a multi-city tour beginning in New York City on November 18. Though where it will stop after the Big Apple is yet to be announced.
The immersive experience will recreate the sets seen on the popular show, which ran from 2010 through 2016.
It’s a way to “connect fans with their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, as well as showcase never-before-seen footage,” said in a statement released by NBCUniversal International Studios, the company hosting the event.
Here’s more on what to expect: “Visitors will be transported on an incredible journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey as the exhibition peers into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them below stairs. From Mrs. Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fueled servants’ quarters to the family’s glamorous dining room and Lady Mary’s bedroom, fans will get the chance to walk through some of the series’ most recognizable and beloved sets. Visitors will even come up close to over 50 of the show’s official costumes worn by their favorite actors, including Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith.”
Michael Edelstein, president of NBCUniversal International Studios, talked about the draw of the period drama, particularly in the U.S., saying, “PBS normally does not get 12 million viewers on a Sunday night, but this show managed to strike a chord in America that caught everybody by surprise.”
In addition to stepping onto the sets of Downton Abbey, visitors will be provided with the history of the post-Edwardian period, when Downton Abbey is based, and details on society, history-changing events, culture and fashion of that era.
If you’d like more information on the event and how to access it, go to DowntonExhibition.com.
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