From the cobbles to Downton Abbey

Saturday June 17th, 2017 marked the official public opening in Singapore of one of Mather & Co’s highest profile projects its team has ever been asked to work on – Downton Abbey: The Exhibition. It’s experience of taking a TV show and making it a visitor experience is well documented having taken the national institution that is Coronation Street and turned it into a sell out attraction. It’s undoubtedly this experience that won the team the Downton project.

Working with the award winning production team behind the TV series, Mather & Co has designed a fully immersive experience – visitors will even come close to the show’s official costumes, worn by the likes of Michelle Doherty and Hugh Bonneville, as well as viewing never-before-seen content.

The exhibition takes visitors on an extraordinary journey through the grand home of the Crawleys and those that waited on them. Fans will get the chance to walk through Mrs Patmore’s hectic kitchen and the gossip-fuelled servants’ quarters as well as the glamorous Crawley dwellings putting visitors at the heart of the show.

The exhibition covers nine different zones where visitors can explore the key rooms in the house – some of them replicas of the original sets, others fully immersive audio visual experiences.  Visitors can explore everything from the servants’ roles to the key fashions and history from the time.

Downton Abbey The Exhibition

Key design points include:

  • The downstairs servants’ quarters sets including the servants’ hall, Carson’s pantry, the kitchen and the servants’ stairs.
  • State of the art holographic technology allows visitors to meet Mrs Hughes and Carson
  • Over 50 iconic costumes from the series and 100 props seen in the TV show
  • Immersive multi projection spaces recreate the library and drawing room of Downton revealing details about the family and exploring the surrounding estate.

Over 15,000 square foot of exhibition will offer an in-depth insight into the remarkable time period in which the show is set. Spanning World War I and the post-war years to the Roaring Twenties, visitors will learn more about society, culture and fashion and the historical events of the era which would go on to shape the world.

If you’d like further information please contact Samantha Withers at Mather & Co SamanthaW@matherandco.com