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 Hours

Thursday evenings, March 27 & April 10 & 17

5:30–8:00 pm

  • Light refreshments and cash bar
  • Member guests welcome with guest pass
  • Timed ticket reservations required; please call 800.448.3883 or email


Lecture: "Bringing Costumes of Downton Abbey to Winterthur"

Thursday, March 27  (SOLD OUT)
5:30–6:30 pm


Thursday, April 10
5:30–6:30 pm

Jeff Groff, director of public programs, offers a fascinating look at bringing Costumes of Downton Abbey to Winterthur and discusses the men’s costumes in the exhibition. Members free. Members only. Reservations required. Call 800.448.3883 for reservations.


Lecture: "Vintage Inspiration: The Brides of Downton Abbey, featuring Cornelia Powell"

Sunday, May 18

11:00 am and 2:30 pm (SOLD OUT), Copeland Lecture Hall

What were the costume designers' inspirations behind those 1920-styled, shimmering and romantic wedding gowns for Mary and Edith in Downton Abbey®? What would Cora and Violet have worn as fashionable, aristocratic Victorian-era brides? Combining stories of wedding folklore, tiara legends, and royal brides as well as intriguing bits of fashion history (including what Vogue said about a bride’s décolletage), Cornelia Powell, wedding folklorist and bestselling author of The Bride’s Ritual Guide: Look Inside to Find Yourself, presents beautiful images and delightful commentary with behind-the-scenes anecdotes from the Downton Abbey® costumers. Book signing to follow.


*For information on additional lectures, please visit our Lectures web page.

Director's Reception Celebrating Costumes of Downton Abbey

Sunday, May 18

5:00-7:00 pm, Galleries Reception Atrium

For Contributor-level, Patron-level, Benefactor-level, and Friends of Winterthur Associate- and Director-Level Members!
Join us for the Director's Reception with guided tours through the Costumes of Downton Abbey exhibition. Invitations will be mailed in April. To upgrade your membership to recieve an invitation, please call 302-888-4713.


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