Tickets for the highly anticipated HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition, which returns to Northern Ireland from June 11 to 15, are available from today.
This is the second time the exhibition has been to Belfast, and this year it will take place at Belfast Waterfront.
“The exhibition will focus on the storyline and events of season three but there will be a few surprises from the fourth season, bringing the action right up to date,” said Clare McCoy of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board,whichisco- ordinating the exhibition in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and Belfast City Council.
GameofThrones, currently HBO’s premier production and one of the mostpopularand successful fantasy TV series ever made, is shot on location in Northern Ireland and features the Cushendun Caves, Murlough Bay, Ballintoy Harbour,Larrybane, Antrim Plateau, Castle Ward, Inch Abbey, and Downhill Strand.
“Game of Thrones has been hugely successful for HBO but also for Northern Ireland as our stunning mountains, forests, lakes, and countryside, now familiar to millions of people around the world, have helped to create the magical backdrop that much of the show’s action is filmed against,” Ms McCoy added.
The Game of Thrones Exhibition will allow fans to enter the fantasy world of Westeros and explore places like Kings Landing and ‘climb the wall’ at the new Oculus Rift interactive area and enjoy over 100 original artefacts.
Fans who attend the exhibition can explore the many displays which include costumes, props, armour, and weapons from the show, including a magnificent costume display; iconic artifacts such as model dragons and eggs; weaponry comprising crossbows, daggers, spears, hatchets, and swords; crowns and headdresses; jewellery; books, letters, and maps; house banners; and storyboards.
The Oculus Rift virtual reality interactive experience will give fans the opportunity to “climb the wall” by riding an elevator at Castle Black.
Fans can also be photographed on a replica of the Iron Throne from the series to post and share on social media sites. Other areas of the exhibition include Kings Landing, Dragonstone, Bran and Hodor and a memorial area.
The exhibition will also display an array of official Game of Thrones merchandise from the HBO shop.
Tickets for the exhibition will be available from either Belfast Waterfront website www.waterfront.co.uk or by calling the Waterfront Box Office at (048 ) 9033 4455. Opening hours will be 10am to 9pm daily and attendees will be required to reserve a time slot for their entry to the exhibition. Tickets, which are free of charge, will be limited to a maximum of four per person/booking.
For further information on Game of Thrones Exhibition in Belfast and filming locations around Northern Ireland see www.GoTExhibitionBelfast.com or follow the hashtags #GOTExhibit and #GOTNI.