Described as a "fully immersive experience" by 'Downton Abbey's executive producer Gareth Neame to The Boston Globe, 'Downton Abbey: The Exhibition' is making its way to Boston this summer. The exhibition, which will be held at the Castle at Park Plaza, will run from June 15 to September 29. At the venue, attendees will be allowed to explore accurate recreations of iconic sets like the Crawleys’ lavish dining room, Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen, and Carson’s office.
The exhibition will be a blast of nostalgia for 'Downton Abbey' fans who will be transported back to the sets from the 20th-Century British period drama. The exhibition previously made stops in New York City and West Palm Beach, Florida, and allowed visitors to inspect 50 of the series' costumes as well as assorted historical artifacts. Adding to this, video footage will also allude to major plotlines from the series.
"First and foremost, it’s a massive treat for any die-hard fan," said Neame. "And for occasional viewers who want to understand more of the 'Downton Abbey' phenomenon, it’s a fantastic introduction," he added.
Martha Sheridan, president and CEO of the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, predicted the exhibit will be a "very popular draw in Boston for residents and locals alike".
Fans of the series that wrapped up in 2016 after six seasons also have a feature film continuation of the series coming up in September 2020. Cast members Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Joanne Froggatt, and Maggie Smith will reunite for the project. Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Tuppence Middleton, and Simon Jones are also set to join.