House tours are sold out for Saturday, November 1. Limited tickets available to Costumes of Downton Abbey.

Members-Only Events and Programming


As a Winterthur Member, you can enjoy the benefits of membership through several opportunities related to Costumes of Downton Abbey this spring. All the events and programs listed below are exclusive to Members. To join Winterthur, visit our membership page. For additional tips on visiting Winterthur during Costumes of Downton Abbey, please visiting our Visiting Downton web page. For Members-only access and information related to Costumes of Downton Abbey, click here.


Members-Only Evenings

Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, and November 6

5:30–8:00 pm

  • Special lectures
  • Exclusive access to Costumes of Downton Abbey and exhibition store
  • Light refreshments and cash bar
  • Member guests welcome with guest pass
  • Reservations required; please call 800.448.3883 or email


Members-Only Lecture: “Unexpected Hats, and Other Adventures in Creating Winterthur’s Costumes of Downton Abbey ”

November 6, 5:30–6:30 pm

From recreating the iconic servants’ bells and Matthew’s romantic proposal to the arrival of some unexpected accessories, join Amy Marks-Delaney, associate curator of exhibitions, for a behind-the-scenes peek into the many surprises, discoveries, and creative decisions behind Costumes of Downton Abbey. Members free. Member guests welcome with guest pass. Reservations required.


Farewell to Costumes of Downton Abbey Members-Only Day

January 5, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Join us for one last chance to visit and bid farewell to Costumes of Downton Abbey. Enjoy a special 1:00 pm lecture and book signing by Carol McD. Wallace, author of To Marry an English Lord.  British-inspired food will be available in the restaurant. Members only. Members free. Reservations required.


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