“It’s just like Downton Abbey!”
Many who take the guided tour can associate Tjolöholm Castle to the popular TV series and there certainly are many parallels such as the beautiful lounges where no effort has been spared to achieve a comfortable environment to host the extravagant social life of banquets, hunts and afternoon tea, as well as the interesting relationship between themselves and their servants which today arouses curiosity and surprise. The glory days of the Dickson and Bonde families in their British-inspired Tjolöholm Castle coincides with the era portrayed by the Downton Abbey television series. Even here at a castle in Halland Sweden were the social etiquette´s observed such as the post dinner custom of the ladies retiring to the drawing room whilst the men took a cigar in the smoking room leaving the servants to carry on with their given duties.
In 2017 Tjolöholm Castle continues with its tradition to exhibit film costumes and has the pleasure to present the large-scale exhibition, “Costumes from Downton.” The exhibition illustrates the fashion and lifestyle for the gentry and servants on a large estate in the early 1900s. The costumes on display were all worn by all the leading characters in the television series, from the house keeper Mrs. Hughes to the widowed duchess of Grantham. The exhibition is the result of collaboration with the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm.
Exhibition and Tjolöholm castle tour
Our themed tour will guide you through the Downton Abby exhibition with interesting facts about the TV series and life at Tjolöholm around 1910. The themed tour will also show the servant’s quarters in the castle which usually are not on display to the public. If you have a keen interest in the castle’s history and architecture then we recommend the guided castle tour.
Buy tickets online
To ensure a place on the themed tour, tickets are available for purchase online. Click here to buy tickets.
The themed tour takes about 45 minutes and is held in Swedish however the exhibition descriptions are available in English and German.
Times and Prices
28th January to 21st May: Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays
25th May to 31st August: Daily
2nd September to 12th November: Saturdays and Sundays
17th-19th and 22nd-26th November: Daily during the Christmas market
2nd-17th December: Saturdays and Sundays
25th-30th December: Daily
Price: 150 SEK / adult, 50 SEK / child 5-15 years.