“Downton Abbey: The Exhibition”

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Downton Abbey
Fabian Leow

Time Out says

The costumes. The getups. The Maggie Smith burns. Immerse yourself in the world of the post-Edwardian TV phenomenon at this show, which features more than 50 original costumes, along with Downton Abbey sets. Gawk at the table settings, authentic artifacts and more at this comprehensive exhibition.

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This was a very unique experience to see the show recreated as an exhibition. The venue is stunning and the space perfect. I was really impressed with the use of multimedia and visuals and recreations of the set. As I was not a follower of the show, I probably can relate a little less to the full expose and hence lower marks. But if a fan of the series I would definitely recommend it. The costume and historical tie ins are gorgeous and you can shop after!


I had the chance to see the Downton Abbey exhibit last Tuesday evening and it exceeded my expectations. I felt like I was reliving the show all over again and remembering moments that I had forgotten. The set up of the various rooms in Downton were so accurate and detailed. Some of my favorite parts of the exhibit were the dining room, the servants hall, and the kitchen. I also loved the "job application" quiz on the first floor where you can find out where you would likely fit in if you worked at Downton (I got the cook, Mrs. Patmore).  On the 2nd floor, you can explore the lives of every main character on the show. There's even a video montage of Dame Maggie Smith's most hilarious lines as the Dowager Countess - that I might've watched twice through.  The entire exhibit was beautifully constructed, well-organized from floor to floor, and contains a very friendly staff. If you're a fan of the show, you'll definitely enjoy your time there.