Back in March, Victoria and I traveled to see the Downton Abbey Exhibition in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was a multi-media extravaganza, using film, projection, interactive displays, props, sets and costumes from the original to bring the series to life. Right off the bat, we were greeted by two familiar faces.
Do take a moment to watch the introductory trailer below to familiarize yourself with the Exhibition –
Props on display, used to impart authenticity to the Downtown sets, even if viewers will never actually see them, include the bank notes above and, below, the telegrams that had such an impact on the plot lines –
Below, items belonging to Tom Branson, including his wristwatch and ribbons won at the local agricultural fair.
Of course, the servants were well represented, as well –
Once through the green baize door, we were greeted by life sized holograms of Mrs. Hughes and Mr. Carson.
In “The Library” visitors are treated to an ever changing array of moving scenes which are projected onto the walls, making you feel as though you are part of the action.
Violet, Dowager Lady Grantham, was a particular of the show for us.
Then it was on to Lady Mary’s bedroom –
And finally, the costumes –
The Ladies of Downton were well represented –
The final exhibit was a representation of the dining room –
And lastly, Lord and Lady Grantham bid us adieu and thanked us for visiting Downton Abbey.
The Downton Abbey Exhibition in West Palm Beach, Florida was scheduled to close on April 22nd and, at the time Vicky and I visited, there were no plans for it to move on to a new location. Click here to see if that’s changed.
In the meantime, here’s a teaser for the forthcoming Downton Abbey movie, set to be released in September 2019.