Game of Thrones Exhibition Comes to Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast to host exhibit featuring costumes, props, armour and weapons from the acclaimed HBO series
The countdown is on for the hotly-anticipated HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition, which visits Titanic Belfast from June 8 – 17. Working in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and Titanic Belfast, Northern Ireland Tourist Board said that demand for tickets has been overwhelming, with over 6,000 enquiries since it was announced that the exhibition will be coming to Belfast as part of a five city tour.
Tickets for the show are free of charge and will go on general release on May 17 through the Titanic Belfast website. There will also be a limited number of presale tickets available prior to general release, which can be accessed by signing up for further information through the Game of Thrones section on the Discover Northern Ireland website.
The exhibition is designed to transport viewers into the breathtaking and enchanted world of Westeros – a fictional continent created by acclaimed fantasy author, George RR Martin, and brought to life in the HBO series, which is mainly filmed in Northern Ireland – and will feature over 70 original artefacts, including props and costumes as well as interactive elements.
NITB’s Culture and Arts Officer, Helen Carey, is looking forward to welcoming the exhibition to Northern Ireland. 'Belfast is one of only five cities across the world chosen to host the Game of Thrones exhibition, and there has been a huge interest from fans with enquiries from across Europe.
'I would encourage anyone who is interested in attending the event to sign up for further information via the Discover Northern Ireland website. Tickets are free but will be allocated against specific timeslots. However, there may be some queues on the day as we are trying to cater for as many people as possible.'
Richard Williams, CEO, Northern Ireland Screen said: 'Game of Thrones is one of the most popular and successful TV series ever made. Its global success is phenomenal.
'We are delighted that HBO is returning to film season four in Northern Ireland – the first three series having showcased many of our stunning locations – and we are particularly pleased that fans from far and wide will have the chance to visit Northern Ireland and immerse themselves in this fantastic exhibition.'
The exhibition will focus on key characters from five of the noble houses (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy) and displays will include costumes, props, armour and weapons.
Artisans, whose superb craftsmanship has provided authenticity to the medieval world of the show, worked closely with HBO to curate the exhibit. An impressive costume display was overseen by the show’s head costume designer, Michele Clapton.
Fans will get an opportunity to participate in an exciting interactive experience that will place them amid the action of the epic battle of Backwater Bay from season two. And the iconic Iron Throne will also be there, with fans able to take their photo on a precise replica and share on social media sites.
The exhibition will also display an array of high end, official Game of Thrones merchandise from the HBO Shop. The Game of Thrones exhibition runs in Titanic Belfast from June 8 – 17.