Taking over a three-story space near Carnegie Hall, the immersive experience takes fans inside the upstairs and downstairs worlds of Julian Fellowes’ hit TV series. Among the recreated sets are Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen, Lady Mary’s bedroom and the ornate Crawley dining room.
“It really shows the fans exactly what the environment we were shooting in, from the dining room to Mary's bedroom,” says Michelle Dockery, who famously played the eldest Crawley daughter. “Everything is there.”
Filling out the rest of the space are over 50 official costumes, from Mary and Edith’s two wedding dresses to the show's most iconic outfits, as well as artifacts from the set, including the servants’ bell board and telegrams to Lord Grantham about the sinking of the Titanic.
“I think for fans out there, for them it will be incredibly nostalgic to walk into the rooms and see all the work that went into the show,” Dockery says of the exhibition, which has been extended to April 2 before a new location in the U.S. is announced.
Following the New York run, it’s expected to make a select tour around the country. Details about “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition” can be found online.