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Downton Abbey costumes on display at Cannon Hall

Downton Abbey costumes at Cannon Hall Museum Image copyright Canon Hall Museum
Image caption Downton Abbey explores life above and below stairs in post-Edwardian England

Costumes from hit period drama Downton Abbey have gone on display at a stately home in South Yorkshire.

Outfits from the popular TV series have been placed in rooms throughout Cannon Hall museum near Barnsley.

They include dresses worn by actresses Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery as well as a dinner service suit worn by actor Jim Carter.

The exhibition, which runs until September, features a total of 21 pieces from the show.

Image copyright Cannon Hall Museum
Image caption A dress worn by actress Maggie Smith, who plays the imperious Countess of Grantham, features in the collection

Jemma Conway, collections officer at Cannon Hall Museum, said: "People love Downton and the costumes look fantastic in our period rooms.

"We want people to really enjoy looking around the house as well as being able to soak up the atmosphere of Downton.

"It's amazing to see the costumes and imagine yourself living in that time."

Image copyright Cannon Hall Museum
Image caption The exhibition features 21 costumes and will be on show until September

As well as the outfits worn by the Dowager Countess, Lady Crawley and Carson the butler, people will also be able to see Cousin Matthew's cricket whites and Mrs Patmore's cook's uniform.

Cannon Hall was home to the Spencer-Stanhope family for more than 200 years and is set in 70 acres of parkland at Cawthorne.

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