“Downton Abbey” costumes to be exhibited in Liverpool

Fans of the television series Downton Abbey will be excited to know that costumes from the show, in which Dame Maggie Smith (Harry Potter‘s Prof. McGonagall) plays the role of the Dowager Countess, will soon be going on display in Liverpool. As the Liverpool Echo reports, beginning October 10, the Lady Lever Art Gallery will be home to an exhibit called “Style from the Small Screen,” where, in addition to costumes from the hit period drama, six historical outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s own collection will also be displayed.

The costumes from Downton Abbey – made by London-based Cosprop – will include those worn by the Dowager Countess as well as those worn by Lady Mary Crawley (played by actress Michelle Dockery).

On the costumes, National Museums Liverpool costume and textile curator Pauline Rushton said,

[They] are fabulously detailed and a ‘must-see’ for any fans of the programme, who will be thrilled to be able to get a close look at costumes worn by their favourite characters.

She went on to add that the costumes “provide a great springboard” for the outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s collection.

The “Style from the Small Screen” exhibit is free to enter and will be at the Lady Lever Art Gallery at Port Sunlight from October 10 to January 18. For more on the exhibit, you can read the article here.

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