‘Game of Thrones’ Studio Tour to Open Spring 2020

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Cersei’s Courtyard. Image Courtesy HBO

Game of Thrones fans will soon be able to visit the Seven Kingdoms as HBO Licensing and Retail announced their partnership with Linen Mills Studios to launch the Game of Thrones Studio Tour. The tour will showcase authentic sets, costumes, props, and other behind-the-scenes items from every season of the hit series.

Guests will be treated to an up-close look at a wide variety of items taken straight from the screen and will even be able to walk through authentic set pieces from some of the show’s most iconic scenes. Linen Mill Studios are designing and building the new 110,000 square foot interactive experience and will open to visitors in Spring 2020.

Castle Black Mess Hall. Image Courtesy HBO.

Located in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, which is the original filming location used for many scenes throughout the series, the tour will bring visitors face to face with original set pieces, costumes, props, and weapons used to bring the worlds of Westeros and Essos to life. A mix of behind-the-scenes insights, interactive elements, and expansive, fully dressed sets will be on full display for visitors.

In anticipation of the Spring 2020 opening, creative teams are working closely with Linen Mill Studios and HBO to fully display environments of both Westeros and Essos in a new format. The immersive experience will evoke the show’s magnificence of King’s Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, The Wall, and the lands beyond, including Mereen and Braavos.

Winterfell. Image Courtesy HBO.

The Game of Thrones Studio Tour will allow fans to experience the craftsmanship and artistry of the production team as part of the largest authentic public display of Game Of Thrones artifacts in the world. 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.

HBO Vice President of Licensing and Retail Jeff Peters talked about the studio tour in a press release:

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.

Dragonstone Map Room. Image Courtesy HBO.

Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Screen, also shared his excitement:

Northern Ireland is very proud to host the epic adventure that is the production of Game of Thrones. Almost from the start, fans of the show from near and far along with those that are just culturally curious have sought out and enjoyed visiting the public locations featured in the show.

Be sure to check back with us for updates as more details of the Game of Thrones Studio Tour are announced.

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