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Downton Abbey fans in the UK (or fans from around the world if they want to go to the UK) can now see a collection of costumes worn by our beloved characters at the Nuneaton Museum through September 15th.  (For those of you who don’t know where Nuneaton is – me included – it is close to Birmingham, sort of in the center of Great Britain.  Yes, Google is my friend.) 

Costumes worn on the hit TV series Downton Abbey are now on show at Nuneaton Musuem.

The collection includes a purple gown worn by Dame Maggie Smith in her role as the grumpy Dowager Countess of Grantham, while also on show are a daring “pantaloon” outfit of Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay), the engagement frock of her sister Mary (Michelle Dockery) and an evening suit donned by Dan Stevens in his role as Matthew.

Representing the “downstairs” servants is a dress worn by Mrs Hughes the housekeeper and the uniform of Anna the maid.

Coun Ian Lloyd, portfolio holder for leisure and culture said: “We always aim to bring high quality exhibits to our museum that will be of interest to a broad range of visitors. This is certain to be one of our most popular exhibitions this year.”

Entry to the museum is free and the exhibition continues until September 15.

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/downton-abbey-costumes-worn-dame-5102067

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