The Biltmore Estate is known for many things and in past years it has become THE place to see special exhibits. This year is no different as The Biltmore is hosting Downton Abbey: The Exhibition . The exhibition is on display at Amherst in Deerpark and in Antler Village, both of which are on the massive Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The special exhibits will be on display through April 7, 2020 so there is plenty of time to see it.
I went with my friend Ann in early December and we had a lovely day. We had tea at the Inn and took in the exhibit of costumes that are located in Antler Village. The larger interactive exhibit located in the Amherst building in Deerpark took us about 2 hours to view and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the different items that were on display.
The Exhibition is well laid out in the venue and there is a lot packed into the space. There are pictures, props from the series, and set recreations that make the event unique. Interactive experiences are also featured so visitors can truly feel immersed in the experience.
One of my favorite features was the bell board that is seen in many of the scenes in the series.
Views from both “upstairs” and “downstairs” are portrayed and I loved the Green Door with the characters appearing magically before visitors passed to the servant area.
Of course we took advantage of applying for a job at Downton and guess what? Ann and I got the same results.
We are still waiting on that call from Downton to inform us of our employment.
I loved the table settings, china, kitchen area and of course the teapots that I spied in several of the displays.
There were just so many magical things about this Exhibition. I could never do it justice here so if you are a Downton Abbey fan you need to make your way to Asheville before it leaves.
I love being able to go see special exhibits like this at Biltmore. I never tire of going and am always happy to be a passholder which allows me to visit anytime I want. That is a Christmas gift that we give each other every year that is perfect. Check out The Biltmore Estate site here for more information about the exhibition and make your trip plans today. But before I close I have to post my favorite picture from the day. Don’t you agree it is pretty perfect? (Thanks, Ann, for being part of the perfect picture.)
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It was amazing! I’m waiting for my intervoew with Mrs. Hughes to set up my interview.
I haven’t gotten my call yet either! Maybe we should go reapply!
This would be a perfect outing with a good friend. Love that last picture.
PS I hope you get the job!
We are both still waiting!!!
I would love to see this exhibit, although I have not yet seen the final season of Downton Abbey. However, we rented the movie this weekend. Randy napped through most of it. I didn’t. 🙂
I can only image how amazing it is to walk through the exhibits and to do it with a friend.
Love, love, love!
I adore the cream colored dishes in your lead photo! Any chance that the exhibit listed the brand name of those dishes?
I also would love to know if you were able to find out who makes the cream colored dishes from the servants dining room. I have scoured the internet looking for a reference to the origins of this pattern.
Gosh— I wish I could help. Maybe contact Biltmore directly? It might take a bit to get to the right person but they are always so helpful.
Thank you so much Beth Ann! I will try Biltmore. I am enjoying meandering through your blog. Cheers!
As you can tell Biltmore is one of my fav places!!! Good luck!!!