The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is now just days away and we’re not ready to say goodbye. Fans looking to continue their obsession with all that is Westeros will be delighted to hear that a Game of Thrones Studio Tour has been confirmed for Northern Ireland.
In collaboration with HBO Licensing & Retail, Linen Mill Studios are designing and building the new 110,000-square-foot interactive experience. It is the first in a series of Game of Thrones Legacy projects announced by HBO last year.
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Located within Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland—the original filming location used for many iconic scenes throughout the run of the series—the tour will bring visitors face-to-face with original set pieces, costumes, props, and weapons used to create the worlds of Westeros and Essos.
Featuring a compelling mix of behind-the scenes insights, interactive elements, and expansive, fully dressed sets, visitors will wander in the very footsteps of Westeros’s most prominent residents, re-living key moments from the series and standing right where they took place.
In anticipation of the tour’s opening, a world-class creative team are working closely with Linen Mill Studios and HBO to bring the dynamic environments of both Westeros and Essos to life in a new format. The deeply immersive and sensory experience will evoke the show’s magnificence from King’s Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, The Wall and the lands beyond, to kingdoms across the Narrow Sea like Mereen and Braavos.
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The Studio Tour will also feature a first-of-its-kind collection of informative displays highlighting the production spaces and the craftsmanship and artistry of the creative teams who brought the epic series to life. Information about Production Design and the Art Department workshops will enhance the visitor experience along with an interactive Costume Department station, displays about the Make-up and Prosthetics Shop, The Armoury, and others.
“It is our sincere pleasure to announce the first attraction from the Game of Thrones Legacy project in Northern Ireland. Some of the most iconic scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed at Linen Mill Studios and our fans will soon have an opportunity to visit and see the work of the show’s incredible crew in the museum setting it deserves,” said Jeff Peters, vice president, licensing & retail, HBO.
The Game of Thrones Studio Tour is expected to open its gates to visitors in Spring 2020.
The final series of Game of Thrones will air on the 15th April at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. Need to recap on the story so far? All episodes of Game of Thrones from series 1-7 are now available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV.
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