‘Downton Abbey’ fashion coming to Muskegon


The Muskegon Museum of Art will host an exhibit of early 20th century fashion, featuring clothing items used in a popular TV show.

The new exhibit “Dressing The Abbey,” will open at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W. Webster Ave., featuring original costumes from 20th century drama “Downton Abbey.”

“Dressing The Abbey” will combine popular culture, history and fashion to showcase cultural changes in the late Edwardian era through the 1920s. The exhibit borrows costumes from the wardrobe of “Downton Abbey,” a popular British historical drama taking place in that time period. 

Items on display include country tweeds, riding outfits, servants’ uniforms, footman’s livery and evening attire crafted from rich fabrics and decorated with embroidery, lace and beading. 

The exhibit is presented by Fifth Third Bank and will be on display through Sept. 12. 

The exhibit’s award-winning costumes created for “Downton Abbey” were produced by the London costume house of Cosprop Ltd. “Dressing The Abbey” is developed and distributed by Exhibits Development Group in cooperation with Cosprop Ltd.

Tickets for the exhibit start at $15 for adults and $5 for children up to 7 years old.

Reserved timed tickets are recommended and are scheduled in hourlong blocks. Each block is limited to 50 guests.

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