Film, Visual Art

North Carolina Museum of History: Dressing The Abbey

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( Fri., Dec. 3, 2021 - Mon., Jan. 17, 2022 )

North Carolina Museum of History, 5 East Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601


Experience original costumes worn by the stars of Downton Abbey that depict fashions of the British aristocracy in the early 20th century. The exhibition showcases the turbulence and changes in the late Edwardian era through the 1920s through the fashions of the period while evoking fans’ favorite moments. 

There are 35 costumes in the exhibition that show the progression of style from 1912 to 1927.  All are shown on mannequins and include accessories such as hats and jewelry. The costumes show off the style of the aristocracy as well as their servants. The costumes for the Crawley family are made of silks and fine woolens and are embellished with beads and embroidery. 


Tickets are available online.

The exhibition runs through January 17 during museum hours.

$15 for General Admission

Present ID or Proof of Membership at Exhibit Entrance for: $12 for seniors (62 and up), military, and educators, $12 for Smithsonian Affiliate members, $12 for NARM Affiliate members

$10 for ages 7 - 17
Children ages 6 and under are free


$15 - $10


  • Friday, December 3, 2021
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  • Monday, January 17, 2022