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Costuming The Crown at Winterthur Museum

Exhibit open from March 30, 2019 to January 3, 2020

Come experience an original exhibition of exquisite fashions from the Emmy Award-winning Netflix drama The Crown. From the Queen’s coronation robe to Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, “Costuming The Crown” has 40 costumes from the series, which tells the story of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, on display.

Set against the backdrop of the grand Winterthur Museum, Library and Garden, the exhibition gives visitors a behind-the-scenes look at how costume design plays a key role in recreating history. After viewing the elegance of a bygone era in Great Britain, visitors can tour Winterthur Museum’s premier exhibits of decorative arts or take a stroll through gorgeous naturalistic gardens.

A general admission ticket to Winterthur includes untimed access to “Costuming The Crown” and the ability to take an introductory tour held every half hour from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. The ticket also allows for a tour of Winterthur’s mansion and gardens. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 800-448-3883. Adults are $20. Students and seniors are $18. Children are $6.

While you’re in Delaware for the exhibition, allow yourself the royal treatment with some of the finest experiences the northern part of the state has to offer.

Hotel Dupont Afternoon TeaMake time for teatime:

Visit the Hotel du Pont Green Room for traditional English tea service with classic tea sandwiches, refreshing seasonal blends and service to make you feel as though you’re at Windsor Castle or Kensington Palace.

Enjoy a meal fit for a queen:

Since you probably do not have a castle full of servants to make your meal, there are certainly great dining locations in the area around Winterthur Museum to indulge in flavorful cuisine. Krazy Kat’s at Montchanin Village is housed in a renovated blacksmith’s shop and is known for its unique décor and creative cuisine. Enjoy French cuisine in the Green Room surrounded by rich oak paneling, gold chandeliers and Versace patterned china. Or dress the evening down to keep the British feel of the day going with bangers and mash or Yorkshire pudding at Stoney’s Pub.

Book luxurious accommodations:

After a long and exciting day, plan to retire in a premier hotel near Winterthur. Stay in a restored 19th century hamlet at the Inn at Montchanin Village with buildings dating from 1799 to 1910. Indulge in the royal treatment with a relaxing session at the renowned Spa at Montchanin Village. Book your stay at the sophisticated yet modern Hotel du Pont. Pick the DuPont Legacy Estate or Gardens & Galleries Package to combine your lodging and activities. Or spend an evening at the Hilton Christiana-Wilmington for an affordable option that still puts you in the lap of luxury.

Make it an adventure:

Like Elizabeth and Phillip exploring Africa, enjoy the adventure, and see how all of northern Delaware can be your kingdom.Hagley Museum and Library

Explore the site where the legacy of the DuPonts, began at Hagley Museum and Library, with historic gunpowder works, restored mills and the family’s ancestral home and garden.

Transport yourself to Europe when you see the golden gates, regal statues and elegant marble flooring at Nemours Estate. Alfred I. DuPont built a spectacular, 18th Century, French-style home known as Delaware’s Versailles, with grand décor and acres of formal gardens now open to the public.

Embark on a historic adventure by pairing your trip into the world of The Crown with travels on the Delaware History Trail. From early settlers to influential patriots, explore the region’s rich history and heritage.

Discover the scenic beauty of the Delaware Outdoor Trail. You can even plan to do so as the queen herself might… on horseback. Lums Pond State Park provides an idyllic locale for horseback riding. Bellevue State Park and Carousel Park also both have equestrian stables.

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