The Downton Abbey Exhibition Is Coming to the Biltmore Estate
We can't think of a more fitting setting.
Two of our favorite worlds are set to collide in Asheville, North Carolina, this fall.
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition—an immersive experience featuring set recreations, costumes, and exclusive multimedia elements from the beloved series—will open at Biltmore on November 8, 2019 for a limited engagement through April 7, 2020.
The exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey, for an inside look into the world of the Crawleys and those that served them. According to a Biltmore news release, it will also provide a look at all aspects of the post-Edwardian era in which the show is set, and offer insight into the events that shaped the world, such as World War I.
"Biltmore is an estate that is rich with history, so it makes for the perfect home for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition," said Gareth Neame, Executive Chairman of Carnival Films and Executive Producer of Downton Abbey. "For those only just embarking on the Downton journey or fans who have longed to experience its splendor, this is the ultimate opportunity to immerse yourself in the real sets and get up close to over 50 costumes and artifacts from the series."
Guests can expect to experience never-before-seen multimedia elements, recognizable sets and artifacts from some of the show's most memorable moments, as well as an up-close look at countless costumes, including those worn by actors like Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith, and more.
Biltmore is the fourth stop on the highly-acclaimed exhibition's U.S. tour.
"There are many parallels between Downton Abbey and Biltmore's real-life story of the Vanderbilt family, their friends and staff. We know the world of Downton Abbey really resonates with our guests," Travis Tatham, Biltmore Director of Entertainment and Event Programming, said in a release. "With Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, we're excited to provide a new, interactive experience unlike any we have had at Biltmore."
For more information visit www.DowntonExhibition.com.