A little more than a year ago, the period drama “Downton Abbey” ended its phenomenally successful six-season run on television. But don’t bid farewell to the Crawley family just yet.
The series will live on — for a few years at least — in “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition,” presented by NBCUniversal International Studios and by Imagine Exhibitions. The multiyear, worldwide tour will begin at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on June 17.
“Viewers all around the world continue to ask for more,” Michael Edelstein, the NBC studio president, said in a statement. “We are excited to expand the brand in a manner that few TV series could ever dream of doing.”
The exhibition, billed as a “journey through the grand home of Downton Abbey,” will be an interactive glimpse into the lives of the Crawley family, who are British aristocrats, and their staff. Costumes, including the lavish dresses and hats worn by Maggie Smith’s dowager countess, will be on view.
Portions of the exhibition will also explore the post-Edwardian historical context of the series, which begins with the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and ends in the mid-1920s.
Additional stops on the exhibition tour, which will likely include locations in the United States, will be announced at a later date at downtonexhibition.com.