The Downton Abbey Exhibition Includes An Actual Tea Party

For those who might not know about Downton Abbey, it’s a historical British tv series set in Yorkshire between the years of 1912 to 1926.

Downton Abbey is a fictional country estate where the lives of the servants and the aristocratic Crawley family play out, with actors including Dame Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery.

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Allow yourself to be transported to post-Edwardian England, where Downton Abbey and the characters come to life. Immerse yourself in the social history and culture of the period, with some of the most memorable moments from the iconic show on display.

It’s officially tea time for fans, who have the opportunity to dress up like their favorite characters and attend the Downton Abbey-themed Tea party at The Pierre New York, which is a luxury hotel that is celebrating Edwardian style only a short distance from the exhibition itself.

A certified hit, the Downton Abbey exhibition has been extended until September 3rd, offering a package deal which includes VIP tickets to the show along with an afternoon tea service hosted in the hotel’s Two E lounge.

What to Expect at the Downton Abbey Tea Party

A multimedia guide will be provided to use before or after the tea party, to navigate the exhibition, which has on display meticulously recreated sets and many original costumes from the hit tv show.

  • Lady Mary’s Tea Service featuring various Teas
  • Freshly baked scones
  • Mrs. Patmore’s Tea Sandwiches
  • A selection of pastries
  • The Dowager’s Royal Tea Service- featuring all the above as well as Taittinger Champagne

Celebrate the Marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be married at St. George’s Chapel at Britain’s Windsor Castle on the 19th of May. The famous couple kept their courtship secret for a long time and Prince Harry is apparently quite adept at travelling incognito.

Meghan Markle became the love of Prince Harry’s life, when he fell for her natural beauty, devotion to charity and her down to earth personality. Now that their romance is out in the open, they are constantly dogged by paparazzi all over the globe.

The Downton Abbey Exhibition will be inviting guests throughout the month of May to celebrate the auspicious occasion, with giveaways, special guest speakers, competitions and much more.

If you’re a Royal enthusiast as well as a Downton Abbey fan and a tea lover, this could be a year to remember. Can’t spring for the whole shebang? Here are some more modest Downton Abbey gifts.