Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Costumes of Downton Abbey: Downstairs


When planning the route of our recent road trip, I lobbied hard to make a pass through Wilmington, DE.  Winterthur, the former estate of Henry Francis DuPont in the Brandywine Valley and now a renowned museum and garden, is hosting the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibit until January 4, 2015. All Downton fans within striking distance will want to make this pilgrimage.

If you decide to visit, I would suggest purchasing general admission tickets ahead of time (they were already sold out for the weekend following our visit). The Costume exhibit is included, but timed tickets are being utilized for crowd control and you will be asked to register for a specific two hour window. The earliest slots were full, but we were able to get a late morning entrance time.

These "downstairs" photos seemed deserving of a link to Weekend Cooking. I'll share some "upstairs" scenes for Wordless Wednesday.


















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31 comments:

  1. My sister lives in Wilmington and my mom and her just went to this exhibit. They really enjoyed it. I hope to get there to see it soon!

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    1. Kristin - I hope you get to see it, too. Definitely worth the trip!

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  2. Oh, lucky you... not only the costumes but the rest of Winterthur. I'm surprised about the crowds -- and happy for Winterthur, I guess!

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    1. Audrey - From what I understand, this exhibit has been huge for Winterthur. Don't know if they've ever seen this kind of traffic!

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  3. How cool!! I've always wanted to go to Winterthur and I'm not sure why I've never gone. Must get there before the exhibit goes away--maybe in the fall when the crowds die down.

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    1. Beth F - I'll bet their gardens are beautiful in the fall, too!

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  4. What a fantastic sounding exhibit! The museum itself sounds interesting too. I'll have to add it to my To-Visit list when I'm up that way!

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    1. Katherine - The gardens are just as amazing as the museum. Hope you get a chance to visit.

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  5. Oh thank you for sharing these photos! I heard about this exhibit and would love to see it.

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    1. Diane - I wish I'd had a real camera instead of just my phone. An eye for photography would have been helpful, too ;-)

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  6. I'm sending this to my mom - she's a huge Downton Abbey fan and would love this!

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    1. Sarah - Hope she's close enough to plan a visit!

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  7. Reminds me to get out my Downton dvds soon. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

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    1. Carole - Now I'm in the mood to watch a few season again!

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  8. I've been to Winterthur, but it was a long time ago. That looks like a really fun exhibit!

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    1. Laurie - This exhibit would be well worth another trip ;-)

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  9. Looks like a very interesting exhibit. Would love to wander around Winterthur even when they don't have it. I love historic houses and estates.

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  10. My gosh I could tell who the clothes belonged to without the photos next to them. I obviously have soaked up all I can about this program. Loved the exhibit and looking forward to Wordless Wednesday to see more.

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    1. Pam - I could tell immediately, too... so much fun! BTW, the last couple of comments I've left on your blog keep getting returned to me as undeliverable. Not sure what's going on :(

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  11. Thanks for sharing. I hope to visit this exhibit! Love DA :)!!

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    1. jama - I hope you get to se it, too!

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  12. Thanks for sharing your photos. It is interesting that their is so much traffic to this exhibit.

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    1. Pat - I'm not sure Winterthur has ever seen this many visitors.

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  13. What fun! I would love to make this pilgrimage.

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    1. Peaceful Reader - It's well worth the trip :)

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  14. How cool! However I must be one of the very few people who hasn't watched all of Downton Abbey series. I started watching it and really must get back to it!

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