New Downton Abbey film filmed at Beamish

Downton Abbey filming at Beamish
Credit: Beamish
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Beamish has announced that they were a location for the new Downton Abbey movie.

The museum welcomed stars for the filming of the highly-anticipated movie, which has been released today (13th September) in the UK.

More than 100 cast and crew came to Beamish in October last year for filming.

The County Durham open air museum also featured in the last ever episode of the global hit TV series Downton Abbey, the Christmas special in 2015.

Julian Fellowes, who created Downton Abbey, wrote the screenplay for the film, which was directed by Michael Engler.

The Downton Abbey movie is produced by Carnival Films, and will be released by Focus Features and Universal Pictures International.

  • The Downton Abbey film is released internationally on 13th September and in North America on 20th
What did the officials say?

Rhiannon Hiles, Beamish’s Deputy Director, said:

We were thrilled to welcome Downton Abbey’s cast and crew to Beamish Museum for filming for the new movie.

“Our wonderful open air museum brings history to life so it was great to be included as a location for the new film and it was exciting to have some of our staff and period vehicles involved.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing the film when it is released in the UK this Friday.”

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.
  • Well I Must Say … Beamish have kept this quiet.

    They (Beamish of course) must be honoured yet privileged to have participated into such good use of featuring in the very first feature film of Downton Abbey aye.

    So Surprised to have learnt that this brilliant destination still gains the potential of being a film & tv set.