Last chance to see Downton dresses on display!

9 January 2015 by Felicity

Image showing a selection of dresses worn by some favourite characters from the series

A selection of dresses worn by some favourite characters from the show

If you haven’t made it to the Lady Lever Art Gallery to see Style from the Small Screen yet, then hurry! The exhibition closes on Sunday 18 January.

Featuring exquisite costumes from the incredibly popular television series, Downton Abbey, expect to step into an era of elegance and glamour.

Beautifully detailed dresses by much-loved characters including the Dowager Countess of Grantham, Lady Mary and Lady Grantham are among those on display.

The exhibition was always going to be popular, and we’ve certainly seen visitor numbers at the Gallery soar over the last few months!

Many visitors have let us know how much they’ve enjoyed the exhibition by leaving a note in our comments book. Here are just a few of the lovely comments we’ve had:

“The Downton Abbey exhibition is superb” – R. Humphries, Hoylake


“Loved the Downton dresses – wish we could change from jeans & jumpers!” – C. Cameron, Inverness


“Absolutely Fab. Can picture myself in this era, shame we don’t wear these type of dresses anymore!” – T. Kenton, Wigan


“We both loved the Style from the Small Screen exhibition. Beautiful Dresses.” – S. & J. Cameron, Neston


“We came to see Downton dresses and loved them.” – F. & M. Murphy, Wirral

As well as the Downton costumes, the exhibition contains some never-before-displayed outfits from National Museums Liverpool’s collections dating from the 1912-1923 period.

It’s an exhibition not-to-be-missed, so head down to the Gallery before Sunday 18 January to catch it before it closes!

Open daily until 18 January, 10am – 5pm. Free entry.


  1. George York says:

    We went to see the Downton Exhibition. But couldn’t stop thinking it was a little sexist. All the costumes on display were female (yes, I know the title is Downton Dresses), surely some male suits and clothing should have been included. My wife and her friend thought they were all fantastic.

    • Felicity says:

      Hi George

      Thanks for visiting the exhibition, and for commenting!

      One of the themes running through the exhibition is the changing role of women during the early part of the twentieth century, and the way that this societal change was reflected in the new styles of women’s clothing. For that reason, we focused on ladies garments in this particular exhibition.

      Great to hear your thoughts on it, and I’ve passed your comments on to our exhibitions team.


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