“Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” Is Making Its Way to an Exciting New Location

If we had to nominate someone for the most badass teacher at Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall would surely be the one. Even those who hadn’t read the books would probably agree because – let’s face it – Dame Maggie Smith did an amazing job portraying the role. We wish that we could’ve seen more of her in the films, but if we can appreciate any of her previous work before the Potter series, we’re happy to do that too – and luckily for all us Potterheads, Smith had made her mark in the industry long before Harry Potter.

Do you perhaps remember the hit series Downton Abbey? Smith appeared in 52 of its episodes as Dowager Countess Violet Crawley. Fans were delighted when it was announced that her character’s costumes and those of her fellow actors would be showcased at Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.

The exhibition is currently in Boston at the Castle at Park Plaza, and now it has been announced that it’s making its way over to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina. This announcement is pretty exciting because fans can take a tour through the house that was featured on the show. How amazingly cool is that?

In addition to providing guests with a tour of the grand home, all the costumes from the show will be on display as well – that’s more than 50 costumes. If you’re the kind of person who loves the detail and elegance of the clothes from the post-Edwardian period, this exhibition is for you. There will also be set recreations and exclusive multimedia elements.

The exhibition will also focus on providing visitors with some in-depth insight into the significant events that ended up shaping the world, like World War I. Travis Tatham, Director of Entertainment and Event Programming at Biltmore, expressed his excitement over this unique exhibition.

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. With Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, we’re excited to provide a new, interactive experience unlike any we have had at Biltmore.

This exhibition comes at the perfect time – the Downton Abbey film will hit theaters in the United States on September 20, while the exhibition will start in November. This will serve as a great addition for fans of the show after the excitement of the film.

Visitors will also be treated to an amazing view – both inside and outside the premises. Revisiting the re-created set and seeing all the costumes while being in the house that was featured on the show will surely be an unforgettable experience.

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition at Biltmore will run from November 9, 2019, to April 7, 2020, so start saving up and get ready to have the adventure of a lifetime.

Marica Laing

Growing up, I was a massive fan of Harry Potter and my love for the stories grew as I got older. It’s no surprise then that I love writing about all things Potter related. When I’m not writing about all the magic, you’ll find me reading (probably something Harry Potter related), listening to music, or writing some songs.