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Downtown Abbey fans can get up close and personal with the TV show’s wardrobe in a new exhibition at Peterborough Museum.

This spring, Peterborough Museum is delving deep into its fabulous costume collection to bring you the very best Edwardian Fashion from La Belle Époque (the beautiful era). This exhibition will be an absolute ‘must’ for all lovers of fashion! Rarely-seen items from the Museum’s collection will be elegantly displayed to create a snapshot of Peterborough life before the Great War changed the city forever. Explore an iconic decade of changing silhouettes, elegant lines, tall starched collars and wide brimmed hats!


The exhibition will give a unique opportunity for visitors to see the very best Edwardian Fashion from 1900-1914, on display for the first time ever in Peterborough, including rarely-seen items from the Museum’s collections.

Rachel Walmsley, Exhibitions and Communities Officer at Vivacity Heritage, told ESP –  “In addition to the period pieces there will be a fantastic display of replica costumes from award-winning ITV drama Downton Abbey, including outfits worn by Maggie Smith in her role as the Dowager Countess of Grantham. Plus don’t miss your chance to get up close to an outfit worn by Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland!”  

Entry to the exhibition at Peterborough Museum is FREE, except on special event days, when admission charges apply.

Don’t miss the opportunity to see some famous frocks too on show now through until May 6. Guest-starring the wardrobe of award-winning ITV drama, Downton Abbey, high fashion will meet the work-wear of the masses.

Photos: John Moore



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