VIDEO AND PHOTO TOUR: Downton Abbey The Exhibition at Biltmore
By Jason Tarr
Walk through the most recognizable sets from Downton Abbey, see more than 50 costumes worn by the actors and discover never-before-seen artifacts and multimedia elements.
Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition is on display now at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina! The exhibition opened on November 8, 2019 and was scheduled to close April 7, 2020. However, due to Coronavirus closures, Biltmore has extended the exhibition to September 7, 2020.
Biltmore’s House, Gardens, Grounds, and Antler Hill Village are now open to guests with reduced hours and limited capacities. The Village Hotel is also open and taking reservations. For the latest details on Biltmore operations, go here.
Showcased across two locations at Biltmore Estate (Amherst and Legacy), the exhibition gives you the chance to step inside the world of the global television phenomenon. The experience is highly immersive, including a video room where the characters seemingly come alive around you. In the kitchen, you may even notice the aroma of what would have been cooking on the stove. In addition to highlighting the series, the exhibition also provides a fascinating look at the post-Edwardian era in which Downton Abbey was set.
Please note: there are no elements of the exhibition inside Biltmore House.
Join us on this video and photo tour of the exhibition for a first look at what you can expected when you visit.
The exhibition begins in a large hall where stunning photography, artifacts, and multimedia quickly immerse you in the world of Downtown Abbey.
You'll step inside the series -- literally. Remarkable set recreations offer you the opportunity to walk through some of Downton Abbey's most recognizable scenes.
Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village
At Biltmore Legacy in Antler Hill Village (next to Biltmore Winery) more than 50 costumes are on display including those worn by actors Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Dame Maggie Smith.
Downton Abbey: The Exhibition at Biltmore
Dates: November 8, 2019-September 7, 2020.
Biltmore is closed at this time. The State of North Carolina, Including the Asheville Area, is Currently Under a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Order. A date for reopening has not yet been announced.
Hours: Hours vary by season
- During Candlelight Christmas Evenings (November 8-January 5): Amherst and Biltmore Legacy open at 9 a.m. with last entry at 9 p.m. (Exceptions, Nov. 19, 28, Dec. 24, and Jan. 5)
- Christmas Day: Amherst opens at 9 a.m. with last entry at 2:30 p.m.; Biltmore Legacy opens at 9 a.m. with last entry at 5:30 p.m.
- Remainder of exhibition (January 6-April 7): Amherst opens at 9 a.m. with last entry at 5 p.m.; Biltmore Legacy opens at 10 a.m. with last entry at 6 p.m.
Admission: Access to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition is included with regular daytime estate admission, Candlelight Christmas Evenings admission, or an overnight stay that includes daytime admission. Biltmore Annual Passholders need to purchase daytime admission to Downton Abbey: The Exhibition.
Travel Packages: Area properties are offering unique ways to visit Asheville and experience Biltmore’s newest exhibition. Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast’s “Downton” package includes tickets to Biltmore and a suggested three-day Asheville itinerary, DoubleTree Asheville’s Biltmore Package includes a special tea amenity if booked for the exhibition’s timeframe and The Village Hotel (located on Biltmore Estate) is offering a package with an afternoon tea experience. More Asheville packages and deals.
Credits: Photos and video by Jason Tarr/ExploreAsheville.com. Exhibition produced by NBCUniversal and Imagine Exhibitions.