When the first episode of Game of Thrones aired I am sure the creators, writers, cast and crew all took a collective deep breathe waiting to hear what the response would be. I imagine they crossed fingers and toes for a success but I’m guessing they never guessed what an incredible impact it would have worldwide. Now as fans wait with baited breathe for the final season to commence on Sunday we celebrate all the hard work, craftsmanship and talent which enabled the characters of the seven kingdoms of Westeros to come alive with a new exhibition.
What better way to reward loyal fans than to get up close and personal with props, costumes and sets in the new Game of Thrones Touring Exhibition which opens at the Titanic Exhibition Centre TODAY!
I was delighted to receive an invite to be one of the first guests to visit the exhibition and as an avid GOT fan who lives in Belfast and has meet some of the fantastic actors, extras, makeup artists and crew of this amazing production, I couldn’t wait to get through the door!
As a quick aside and before I describe the experience I would like to use this opportunity to thank the whole cast and crew who have inspired and encouraged the creative industries to grow in Northern Ireland something I’m passionate about!
Now for the main event the dramatic exhibition charts the ebb and flow from Season One to Season Seven it is every fans dream! Designed specially by GES Events in collaboration with HBO licensing and retail it is an interactive and immersive experience like no other. Follow the path through the wintery tree-lined pathways to see swords,dragon eggs and crowns. Marvel at the detail in every stitch of the beautiful embroidered costumes, my favourite the wedding gown of Margaery Tyrell with its intricate floral detail.
Pose for a picture with Ned Starks sword “Ice”, pay your respects and visit the Starks crypt (exclusive to the Belfast exhibition!), charge at the White Walkers and climb the wall and of course visit Kings Landing and get your photo taken on the Throne.
There are many photo opportunities throughout the exhibition but my favourite had to be the Hall of Faces in the house of Black and White. Take a selfie in front of the wall give it a few minutes and your eerie face will appear!
I don’t want to spoil the fun of what you can find, when you visit but just remember to check out every nook and cranny of the exhibition as there is something to see in even the darkest corners. Explore,enjoy and see if you can come up with any guesses of what could happen next in Season 8, I am really excited for the next series now!! Anyone else?
Emer D xx
The Game of Thrones Exhibition is open from 11 April – 1 September.
Tickets start from only £15!
If you would like to book tickets for this not to be missed experience go to http://www.gameofthronesexhibition.co.uk!
This experience was gifted but my review is honest and I was not paid or obliged to write any of the above.