EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY • THE FASHION • THE HOUSE

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, based on the beloved television show, transports you to post-Edwardian England, where the characters and the iconic house come to life. You’ll be immersed in the fascinating social history, culture, and some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run.

“You’ll find there’s never a dull moment in this house”
-Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is now open in Boston for a strictly limited time.

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For individual tickets: Call toll-free (866) 811-4111

Children ages 14 and under visit for free when accompanied by a paying adult.

Hours
10am to 6:00pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm)
Some Exceptions Apply. Visit Our FAQs For Details.

Location
The Castle at Park Plaza
130 Columbus Ave, Boston
At the intersection of Stuart St, Arlington St, and Columbus Ave

Following Boston, the Exhibition will travel to Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina for the holiday season. More details can be found at this link.

Directions and Parking
The Exhibition is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, just a few short blocks from Boston Common. It is a quick walk from the Arlington T stop (green line), and about a 10 minute walk from the Back Bay station (T orange line and commuter rail).

There is no onsite parking for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. Metered parking is available on the street, and there are a variety of paid parking garages and lots located within close proximity to the exhibition. There is a paid lot located just behind The Castle at Park Plaza, that is owned and operated completely independently from the Exhibition.

Groups
Groups of 10 or more receive a discount off of retail prices when purchased in advance. Some restrictions apply.

There are two easy ways to make your group reservation:

  1. Click here to book, pay, and complete your reservation. This is the fastest and easiest way to guarantee your group visit is scheduled.
  2. Call 978.232.7200 x7279 or email our group sales team to put tickets on hold, but finalize attendance numbers and payment details at a later date.

PRESS AND FAN REACTION

“…a dazzling experience”-SOUTHERN LIVING
“Savor every inch of this fabulous exhibition.”-PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED
“An absolute must-see this season”-PALM BEACH ILLUSTRATED
“Your Must-See Event This Season”-BOCA MAGAZINE
“Cleverly curated immersive walk through Downton Abbey”-BOCA MAGAZINE
“…the real standout has to be the collection of intricate, elegant costumes”-MATADOR NETWORK
“...a cleverly immersive experience mounted with the same exacting care as the show itself.”-THE NEW YORK TIMES
“If you've been fantasizing about immaculate riding costumes and white-tie dinners ever since Downton Abbey aired its final episode, American anglophiles have been offered one final chance to return to the English countryside...”-ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"Downton Abbey exhibit is a delight for fans and history buffs.”-METRO
“…this very modern way to experience the world of Downton is definitely worth the trip.”-ELITE DAILY
“The costumes and sets are breathtaking.”-COUNTRY LIVING
“This was the next best thing to visiting Highclere Castle! The entire exhibit, from start to finish, was beautifully executed. The attention to detail and the creativity of the presentation was exceptional.”-EXHIBITION GUEST
“Imaginative, informative and entertaining. Beautifully done.”-EXHIBITION GUEST
“Stunning! One of the best designed exhibitions I've ever seen…”-EXHIBITION GUEST
“Outstanding! The exhibits are a historical learning experience of the times of Downton Abbey. Well beyond expectations.”-EXHIBITION GUEST
“It was an unforgettable experience”-EXHIBITION GUEST

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Newsletter

Thank you for your interest in Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. The exhibition is currently in Boston for a limited time, before traveling to Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina for the holiday season. We anticipate that the exhibition will travel to other locations, however they have not been announced at this time. Sign up for the Downton Abbey: The Exhibition newsletter to receive news about the exhibition, including details on the show in Boston, at Biltmore, and any future tour stop announcements.

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FAQ

Where is the exhibition located?
The exhibition is located at The Castle at Park Plaza, 130 Columbus Avenue, Boston.

What is the best way to get to the exhibition?
The Exhibition is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, just a few short blocks from Boston Common. It is a quick walk from the Arlington T stop (green line), and about a 10 minute walk from the Back Bay station (T orange line and commuter rail).

There is no onsite parking for Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. Metered parking is available on the street, and there are a variety of paid parking garages and lots located within close proximity to the exhibition. There is a paid lot located just behind The Castle at Park Plaza, that is owned and operated completely independently from the Exhibition.

What are the hours of operation?
The exhibition is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm, with the last ticket sold at 4:30pm.

How long does it take to go through the exhibition?
Most guests will spend between 60 and 90 minutes exploring the exhibition. Guests are welcome to stay for as long or as little as they would like during hours of operation.

What is the difference between the General Admission and the VIP ticket?
The general admission ticket grants entrance to the exhibition at an appointed time slot on a selected date. The VIP ticket allows guests to enter the exhibition on the selected date of visit at any time during normal operating hours (no need to select a specific time slot) and includes a complimentary audio guide.  If VIP tickets are sold out, a new afternoon VIP ticket package is available with anytime access to the exhibition after 2pm plus an audio guide.

Is there an exhibition shop?
Yes, there is a shop featuring Downton Abbey themed merchandise available for purchase.

Can the exhibition accommodate guests who require special access?
The exhibition is fully accessible for the mobility impaired. A printed set of captions for video content is available upon request.

Can I take food or beverages into the exhibition?
Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibition.

Is the exhibition appropriate for children? What is the age recommendation?
Downton Abbey fans of all ages are welcome. Children 14 and under can visit the exhibition for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Parents and caregivers can make the best judgement about their children’s interest and ability to enjoy the exhibition.

Why do I have to choose a time to enter the exhibition?
Admission is timed-entry in order to provide the best visitor experience. Your ticket is for a specific time slot and you may enter anytime during the 30 minutes after the stated time. For example: a 10:00am ticket gives entry from 10:00am-10:30am. Please arrive 15 minutes before your time slot. Busy days may involve a short wait to enter.

What if I arrive after my time slot?
The box office will do their best to accommodate you into the next available time slot. Due to high demand, that time slot might not be available immediately and you may have to wait until later in the day.

Will cast members be at the exhibition?
No, cast members will not be at the exhibition but some of their show costumes will be.

Can I take photos inside the exhibition?
Yes. However, video recording is not allowed.

Where can I book group tickets?
To book tickets for a group of 10 or more, visit our online ticketing site, call 978.232.7200 x7279, or email our group sales team.

Where else will the exhibition be traveling?
Following Boston, the exhibition will travel to Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina for the holiday season.  We anticipate that the exhibition will travel to other locations, however they have not been announced at this time. To be among the first to hear details about Downton Abbey: The Exhibition including details on future tour stops, sign up for the exhibition newsletter.

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Partners

Viking® is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. This partnership continues our long history with Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle and the Carnarvon family.

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WGBH is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur and more. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont Columbia Awards and Oscars. Watch WGBH 2, WGBX 44; listen to WGBH Radio on 89.7 WGBH, 99.5 WCRB, and WCAI; and visit www.wgbh.org

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Presented on PBS by WGBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark, and recent hits such as Sherlock, Victoria and Downton Abbey. Downton Abbey appeared on MASTERPIECE for six seasons from 2011-2016.

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Boston’s iconic Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel cordially invites travelers to book a room in its “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition Suite,” a luxury suite themed in the spirit of the beloved British drama and post-Edwardian time period. Dressed with antique memorabilia curated from the Greater Boston Vintage Society, the decorated suite is available to reserve for the duration of the exhibit’s run.

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Press Inquiries

Members of the press may contact the Downton Abbey: The Exhibition public relations team for more information.

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Downton Abbey The Exhibition

For general ticket information call 866.811.4111