Downton Abbey Exhibit - New York City

Downton Abbey Exhibit - New York City - see the sets and costumes from the series! Staff dining room, Carson's office, Dining Room, Bedroom Set and SO many BEAUTIFUL costumes. A must if you are in NYC! #downtonabbey

Downton Abbey Exhibit - New York City - see the sets and costumes from the series! Staff dining room, Carson's office, Dining Room, Bedroom Set and SO many BEAUTIFUL costumes. A must if you are in NYC! #downtonabbey
Two weeks ago, we flew up to New York City for the weekend. We ate at some amazing places, did some shopping, went to the Top of the Rock. All of that was SO much fun, but the reason for the trip was to go to the Downton Abbey Exhibit. I am a HUGE Downton Abbey fan. My ringtone is the theme song. I almost cried when we visited Highclere Castle this past fall. It was one of my favorite travel experiences! When I heard that this Downton Abbey exhibit was coming to NYC, I booked tickets, a room and a flight!!!

The exhibit is three floors. The first floor is the downstairs, the second floor has the dining room and a bedroom set, and the third floor has lots of the costumes. It took us about an hour to go through the whole thing. It was all fabulous!! A must for a Downton Abbey fan!! It is even enjoyable for any non-Downton Abbey fans. Chicken Legs has never even seen one episode, but he has been around the world to see all the Downton sites with me!! 

I took tons of pictures of the exhibit. Keep reading to take a tour of Downton Abbey!!



FIRST FLOOR
Downstairs at Downton
When you walk into the exhibit, you are walking into the downstairs staff quarters.
These are some of Anna's outfits - Housemaid day working dress on the left and her Ladies Maid working dress on the right.

Left - Footman's livery
Right - Thomas Barrow's Under Butler morning dress

Next we got to see the kitchen where Mrs. Patmore and Daisy spent most of their time.




Here is the staff's dining room.

Complete with the bell board!!

We also got to see Mr. Carson's office.


Carson's desk - complete with the staff telephone.

SECOND FLOOR
Dining Room & Bedroom Sets
The second floor starts with costumes showing what the cast would wear to dinner.
On the left is a men's black tie worn by Henry Talbot
On the right is the Grenadier Guards Mess Dress uniform worn by Lord Grantham

On the left - evening dress worn by Lady Rose
In the middle - evening dress worn by Lady Grantham
On the right - evening dress worn by Lady Mary

BEAUTIFUL evening dress worn by Lady Mary

On the left - evening dress worn by Lady Mary
In the middle - evening dress worn by Lady Edith
On the right - evening dress worn by Lady Edith

Evening dress worn by Lady Edith

Some jewelry worn by the cast

Jewelry and accessories worn by the cast

Now that we are dressed for dinner, it's time to move into the dining room!
Look at that table!!

SO many utensils!


The first season was the only season that they shot in the actual bedrooms in Highclere Castle.
It was too hard to carry the equipment up the stairs of the castle, so starting with season 2 they shot all the bedroom scenes on a set.

Lady Mary's kimono and bralet and pants.


The Dowager Countess might be my favorite Downton Abbey character.
She is so witty!

One of my favorite quotes is "What is a weekend?".


After watching the video on The Dowager Countess, you walk into a large room with lots of memorabilia.
Here is Mrs. Hughes housekeepers day dress.

Officers uniform worm by Matthew Crowley

Martha Levinson's arrival attire (Lady Grantham's mother from America)
There is tons of stuff to look at in this room. We spent a good bit of time looking at all the trinkets.

THRID FLOOR
Costumes
Lady Rose's Presentation Gown

Summer Ensemble worn by Lady Mary

Day Dress worn by Lady Mary

Riding Habit worn by Lady Mary

Hunting Pinks worn by Lord Grantham

Summer Ensemble worn by Lady Grantham

Day Dress worn by Lady Mary

Suit worn by Lord Grantham

Day Dress worn by Lady Grantham

Two-Piece Suit worn by Isobel Crawley

Evening Dress worn by Lady Edith

Evening Dress worn by Lady Mary

Bodice and Pantaloons worn by Lady Sybil

Lady Mary's Wedding Dress - worn when she married Matthew Crawley

Lady Edith's Wedding Dress - this was when she was left at the alter by Sir Anthony

Mrs. Huges and Mr. Carson's wedding attire

Lady Edith's Wedding Dress when she wed Bertie Pelham

Lady Rose's Wedding Dress


The Downton Abbey Exhibit
218 West 57th Street 
Between Broadway and 7th Avenue



OMG! Now I want to rewatch the whole Downtown Abbey series!! Maybe Chicken Legs will watch it with me this time!
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I'll be sharing all the wonderful food we ate and some photos from the city next week!
Stay tuned!




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  1. Thank you for sharing!! I’m a huge DA fan, too!! My favorite part of your post is the clothing!! So beautiful and elegant!!

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  2. So jealous you got to go to this! :) We were in NYC at the beginning of November and I was sad we missed this. Thank you so much for all the wonderful pictures!

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    1. Oh no! I hate that you missed it!! It was really good. So glad you got to see some of it here!!

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  3. We had the clothing exhibit here in Nashville last summer. Although I loved it, the accompanying tea was disappointing! I also visited Highclere Castle a couple years ago---that did not disappoint!

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