Travel back in time through fashion at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, an American estate in Wilmington, Delaware. The former home of Henry Francis du Pont, a horticulturist and furniture collector, the mansion is now home to a fully-functional museum.
Beginning on Saturday, March 1, the Winterthur Museum celebrates the acclaimed television show, Downton Abbey with Costumes of Downton Abbey, an exhibition of 40 costumes from the television show and photos and vignettes from Downton Abbey and life at Winterthur.
Also look forward to corresponding workshops, lectures and events, that will teach guests about country life in England and America, throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Tickets for the Costumes Of Downton Abbey exhibition are timed. Tickets are available online and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
After its annual winter closing from January 6 to February 28, this is Winterthur’s first exhibition of 2014.
Just a hop, skip and jump from Center City (about a 45-minute drive away), the exhibition at Winterthur is a can’t miss — much like the show itself.
Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
When: March 1-Janaury 4, 2015
Where: Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE
Cost: Members, free; Adults, $20; Students and seniors, $18; Children (ages 5-11), $5; Children under 2, Free
More info: www.winterthur.org