NBCUniversal International Studios today announced Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will make its US debut in New York City on Saturday November 18. The first-ever fully immersive experience set inside the world of Carnival Films’ multi award-winning global television phenomenon, Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will connect fans with their favorite characters, costumes, locations and historic events of the era, as well as showcase never-before-seen footage.
The highly-anticipated multi-city tour will open its doors at 218 W 57th Street (between Broadway and 7th Ave) in New York City for a limited engagement before traveling throughout the US. Tickets are now available to purchase at www.downtonexhibition.com.
“Debuting in 2010 and now seen in over 250 territories, Downton Abbey quickly became a global phenomenon, especially in the US where the series established an incredibly loyal and avid fan-base. Downton Abbey: The Exhibition continues this extraordinary legacy and gives viewers an exclusive invitation inside the series’ beloved characters, storylines and sets,” said Michael Edelstein, President of NBCUniversal International Studios. “Rich in culture and attracting fans from all over the world, New York City is the perfect location to unveil this multi-million dollar museum-quality experience.”
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-fuelled 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.
“This is a unique opportunity to step into Downton Abbey – to wander through the sumptuous rooms the family inhabit, the kitchen and servants quarters below stairs and to get right up close to many of the iconic costumes and props. The exhibition will appeal both to avid fans – well acquainted with the show – as well as those who are only just embarking on the Downton journey and want to see what the noise was all about,” said Gareth Neame, Managing Director of Carnival Films and executive producer of Downton Abbey.
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition will also provide a fascinating look at all aspects of the post-Edwardian period in which Carnival Films’ popular TV series is set and offer an in-depth insight into the remarkable historic events which would go on to shape the world. From World War I to the Roaring Twenties, visitors will have the chance to learn about British society, culture and fashion.
For further information, please visit: www.downtonexhibition.com.