Downton Abbey – The Exhibition (NYC)

I rarely find myself watching TV shows. The idea of spending hours in front of a TV isn’t appealing to me. I’d rather do something else instead, like reading the book or learning something new. Occasionally, very rarely though, I come across a show that I enjoy dearly and Downton Abbey was one of them.

Downton Abbey is a 6 Seasons Masterpiece set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey between 1912 and 1926, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy.

I loved everything about this show, from the great attention to detail in clothes, hairstyles, furniture, ornaments, cars, music and dancing to the accurate portrait of the social life of the time: Democratic ideals, old-time Republican values and appreciation of the structure which prevailed so long in England.

I was glad to learn that there will be a Downton Abbey Exhibition in New York City during the 2017 Holidays Season and got a ticket to check it out.

The exhibition is spread across 3 floors with each floor dedicated to a specific section of the house. Upon entry, you are being greeted by a virtual Mr.Carson who welcomes to explore the place starting with the downstairs area. As you may have guessed, it features the staff quarters:

As you move forward towards the second floor, you are passing by a corridor with some of the dresses worn by the Crowley Family:

Next, we are taken to the next section of the exhibition to explore the family rooms of the house. Here is the dining room:

And here is Mary’s room:

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Moving forward to the second floor, we are in the Grand Hall featuring main characters of the show:

Finally, we are taken to the third floor to enjoy the beatiful costumes of the show:

The exhibition ends there leaving you with fond memories of the show and its character’s lives. If you like the series you will enjoy this place as well. It is on view throughout January 2018.

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