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Countdown on for HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition at Titanic Belfast

19 April

THE countdown is on for the hotly-anticipated HBO Game of Thrones Exhibition which visits Belfast in June and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) is delighted to welcome the exhibition to Northern Ireland. Working in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen and Titanic Belfast, NITB 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, which will be housed in Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, from 8 - 17 June, are free of charge and will go on general release on 17 May through the Titanic Belfast website. There will also be a limited number of pre-sale tickets available prior to general release, which can be accessed by signing up for further information through the Game of Thrones section of this website.

The exhibition is designed to transport viewers into the breathtaking and enchanted world of Westeros, a fictional continent within the show, 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,” said Helen.

“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”, she added.

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.”

Titanic Belfast’s CEO Tim Husbands, said: “Titanic Belfast is delighted to be hosting the Game of Thrones exhibition and to be giving fans this fantastic opportunity to learn more about the popular TV series and see a wide range of costumes and props from the show in person.”

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 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 artefacts such as model dragons, weaponry (King Joffrey’s crossbow, daggers and swords), armour (helmets, shields and full suits of armour worn by key characters in the show), crowns, jewellery, 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 Backwater 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 exhibition will also display an array of high end, official Game of Thrones merchandise from the HBO Shop®.

For further information on the Games of Thrones exhibition and filming locations click on http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/gotexhibition, check #GOTNI on Twitter or visit your local tourist information centre.

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