Game of Thrones® Tapestry

Jan 25 2019 - Jul 28 2019
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Ulster Museum Botanic Gardens, Belfast, County Antrim,
 (028) 9044 0000

The Ulster Museum will be displaying a temporary installation of the Game of Thrones® tapestry.

See Game of Thrones® immortalised in a giant, Bayeux style tapestry, 80 metres long, at the Ulster Museum. From Winterfell to the Iron Islands, this epic tapestry brings to life the infamous events, locations and story of the most popular television series of all time.

Weaving the story from Seasons 1 to 7, this impressive tapestry gives Game of Thrones® fans the perfect chance to reminisce over all the action. It’s a unique way to experience the trials and tribulations of the very latest episodes.

Check out the interactive Northern Ireland Game of Thrones® Tapestry web app which allows fans to zoom in and explore the tapestry in full, reliving some of their favourite scenes from previous episodes. Fans can use the app to share those scenes with their friends, via social media. Also when at the Ulster Museum, visitors can pick up an information leaflet which tells the story of the Tapestry.

Designed by hand but weaved by a state-of-the-art machine and hand finished in Northern Ireland, the linen used to form the background of the tapestry has been sourced from Ferguson’s Irish Linen, one of the last surviving linen mills in Northern Ireland.

The delicate hand embroidery completed by a team of 30 stitchers at the Ulster Museum and the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum replicates a look consistent with such traditional hand woven cloth. With blood red weddings, golden Lannister hair, emerald green wildfire, cold-blue White Walkers and jet black ravens, admire their chain stitch, split stitch, back stitch, running stitch and seed stitch as you stroll along the tapestry.

From King Joffrey’s golden crown to Daenerys’ shimmering white and silver hair, threads of metallic, cotton and silk yarns bring vibrancy and lustre to the most popular television series of all time.

Northern Ireland Locations featured in the Tapestry: Castle Ward, Shillnavogy Valley, Inch Abbey, Dark Hedges, Downhill Beach, Ballintoy Harbour, Cushendun Caves, Audley’s Field, Pollnagollum Caves

For more information on the Ulster Museum including how to find it, visit www.nmni.com/um

Please note: Due to the depiction of graphic scenes, viewing of the tapestry is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18.