Next US location confirmed for official ‘Downton Abbey’ exhibition!

It’s been announced where the touring Downton Abbey exhibition will move to next.

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition first opened in New York in November 2017, before moving to South Florida last November.

It’s currently on display at The Castle at Park Plaza in Boston, where it closes at the end of this month.

Coinciding with the release of the new movie based on ITV’s hit period drama series, the exhibition is then heading to Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina.

It’ll open across two locations at Biltmore on 8th November, running until 7th April 2020.

Alongside set recreations, costumes and exclusive multimedia elements, the immersive experience will also provide “a fascinating look at all aspects of the post-Edwardian era in which the TV series is set, and offer in-depth insight into the remarkable events that shaped the world, such as World War I.”

The vision of George W. Vanderbilt, Biltmore is America’s largest home. The 250-room French Renaissance chateau exhibits the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques.

The 8,000 acre estate also includes stunning gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture.

Biltmore’s Amherst will host never-before-seen multimedia elements and the show’s most iconic sets and artifacts will immerse guests in the social history, culture and memorable moments from Downton Abbey.

Over at Biltmore Legacy, guests can get an up-close look at more than 50 of the show’s costumes, worn by Downton stars like Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith.

Watch a preview:

Biltmore Director of Entertainment and Event Programming Travis Tatham commented: “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.”

The Downton Abbey movie was released in the US yesterday, having topped the UK box office last weekend.

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection DVD box set is available on Amazon.