Free to the public, HBO® Exhibit to transport fans
into the Kingdom of Westeros
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.
Production for seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones,which received funding through the Northern Ireland Screen Fund supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, was based in Belfast with filming taking place in Titanic Studios and across various Northern Ireland locations, including the North Coast, Tollymore Forest Park at the foothill of the Mourne Mountains and Castle Ward on the shores of Strangford Lough. The series, which has already generated an estimated £65m for the local economy, proves Northern Ireland’s ability to host large-scale international productions and showcases our stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes.
One of the most popular and successful fantasy TV series ever – the HBO Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning Game of Thrones comes alive for fans in Belfast with 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.
The engaging exhibition, created to bring the vivid and rich world of Westeros to fans, is presented by HBO and NITB, Northern Ireland Screen and Titanic Belfast in Belfast, and is free to the public. Touring five international cities in total (Toronto, New York City, Sao Paolo, Amsterdam and Belfast), the exhibit focuses 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 the current 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®.
The Game of Thrones Exhibit will be in Belfast on June 8th – 17th 2013 at:
1 Olympic Way
Further announcements, including ticketing information, will be made via the website.