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Dressing The Abbey: A Costume Exhibition


Dressing The Abbey allows guests to explore an exhibition of original costumes and admire the fashion from one of the most widely watched television dramas in the world, Downton Abbey™. Dressing The Abbey is hosted by the Charles Allis Art Museum, an English Tudor mansion, which is a perfect complement to the exhibition.

🚨 Milwaukee! Dressing The Abbey ends May 30th! Don't miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind, costume exposé from the iconic Downton Abbey™ series 🚨

🔴 May: last tickets remaining

🎫 Standard Admission - includes entry to the exhibition and museum

  • Adult (ages 18+)
  • Child (ages 12-17)
  • Seniors and Veterans
  • CAVT Members are free (please contact Charles Allis Art Museum to reserve your tickets: 414-278-8295,

🎩 Dressing the Abbey weaves popular culture, fashion and history in an exciting exhibition
👗 Experience original costumes worn by the stars of Downton Abbey™ including Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, and others, that depict fashions of the British aristocracy
💍 Witness the progression of style from 1912 to 1927 through 35 bespoke costumes, including hats and jewelry
🧵 Costumes range from country tweeds and servants’ uniforms to lavish evening attire crafted from award-winning costume designers

General Info
📅 Date: March - May, 2022
🕒 Opening hours:
- Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (last entry)
- Thursdays: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry)
- Memorial Day: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
⏳ Duration: around 60 minutes
📍 Location: Charles Allis Art Museum
👤 Age requirement: all ages are welcome
♿ Accessibility: this venue is wheelchair accessible
❓ Please consult the FAQs of this experience here
✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience

Transport yourself to the early 20th century and relive your favorite memories and nostalgia of the costumes of Downton Abbey™. The British television series explores the lives of its aristocratic inhabitants and their servants – together with the latest fashion trends. Through 35 bespoke costumes created for the series, the exhibition presents a fashion history of the period surrounding World War I, a period that changed the social fabric of Great Britain. A fine selection from the series’ wardrobe, including accessories and mannequins, reflects on the changing times through fashion from 1912 to the mid-1920s. Don’t miss this closer look into the award-winning costumes!

*The exhibition is developed and distributed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd., London, England. The exhibition is not endorsed by, sponsored by, licensed by, associated with, or otherwise affiliated with the television series Downton Abbey™, NBC Universal International, Carnival Film and Television Limited or their representatives.

💬 Libby - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It was wonderful. We could see the costumes up closely and admire the details and workmanship. The setting of the 19th century Charles Allis was spot on to feature this exhibition."
💬 Ellen - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A beautiful lovely experience. I would go every week if I could. Thank you for having this."
💬 Abigail - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Seeing all of the outfits featured in person was really neat! The way they were displayed around the house was done very well. It allowed for the beauty of the house, its art and the costumes to really shine. I will definitely be going back in the future. Thank you for this opportunity!"

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