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Costumes of 'Downton Abbey' on Display at Winterthur

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    Photo: Nick Briggs

    Get the most out of your favorite British aristocratic family with a visit to the Costumes of "Downton Abbey" exhibit at Winterthur Museum (5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, Del.).

    More than 40 costumes from the hit show are on display now through next January.
    The exhibit shows off the details of these well-designed ensembles, including Edith's wedding dress and Mary's engagement dress. The exhibit also incorporates videos, photos and vignettes for you to experience what it's really like (OK, use your imagination) in the fictional world of "Downton Abbey."
    Along with the costume exhibit, Winterthur is hosting an accompanying series of brunches and teas (yes, please), lectures, special events and workshops focusing on the British and American country house life in the early 20th century to parallel the Downton Abbey exhibit.
    Winterthur even has Downton Abbey apparel and accessories for you to purchase on their online store. (Everyone needs more Union Jack art work on their walls, right?)
    Museum hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. every day except Monday. Advance purchase of tickets are strongly recommended. Timed tickets are required for the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition. Museum admission, which includes entry to the exhibition, is $20.