Games of Thrones Exhibit comes to Titanic Belfast
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), Northern Ireland Screen and Titanic Belfast is delighted to welcome HBO’s Game of Thrones Exhibit to Northern Ireland, the home of Game of Thrones, from June 8th to 17th 2013.
One of the most popular and successful fantasy TV series ever – the HBO Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning Game of Thrones – will come alive for fans in an immersive, not-to-be-missed touring exhibition that will transport viewers into the breathtaking and enchanted world of Westeros.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling books, Game of Thrones is an intricate and visually stunning epic series that has captured the imaginations of fans globally with its striking characters that live in a world whose summers and winters can last years.
Now an engaging exhibit has been created that brings the vivid and rich world of Westeros to fans in five international cities – including Belfast.
Production for seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones was based in Belfast, with filming taking place in Titanic Studios and across various Northern Ireland locations, including the North Coast, Tollymore Forest Park and Castle Ward.
The exhibition, presented by HBO and international partners, is free to the public and will focus on key characters from five of the noble houses (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy), showcasing a treasure trove of more than 70 original artifacts from seasons 1 and 2, plus select pieces from this year’s new season.
Among the displays are:
Costumes, props, armor and weapons– Artisans, whose superb craftsmanship has provided authenticity to the medieval world of the show, worked closely with HBO to curate the exhibit with items including: an impressive costume display overseen by the show’s head costume designer Michele Clapton who dressed the mannequins to ensure accuracy in the presentation of the extraordinarily detailed garments, iconic artifacts such as model dragons, weaponry (King Joffrey’s crossbow, daggers and swords such as “Ice” and “Longclaw”), armor (helmets, shields and full suits of armor worn by key characters in the show), crowns, jewelry, books and much more.
Backwater Bay Interactive Experience – Fans will get an opportunity to participate in an exciting interactive experience that will place them amid the action of the epic battle of Blackwater Bay from season 2.
Iron Throne – Fit for any king or queen, fans will be able to take their photo on a precise replica of the iron throne from the series to post and share on social media sites.
The exhibit will also display an array of high end, official Game of Thrones merchandise from the HBO Shop®.