Last year, Linda and I had the great privilege and pleasure of visiting Northern Ireland to look at the Game of Thrones doors scattered throughout the country, all thanks to Tourism Ireland. And this past weekend, we were able to tease that Tourism Ireland had something new up its sleeve to draw attention to Northern Ireland:
Since then, word’s gotten out about the absolutely stunning tapestry—inspired by the famous Bayeux Tapestry created to commemorate every episode of the last six seasons… and with additional panels to come as each new episode of season 7 is released. Fans visiting Belfast will be able to see the tapestry in all its glory at the Ulster Museum from July 22nd.
Here’s the full press release below:
Game of Thrones® season 7 has finally hit the screens. Northern Ireland is one of the main filming locations for the hit TV series, and to immortalise the unforgettable series locations, from Winterfell to the Iron Islands, Tourism Ireland has unveiled a giant, 77-metre long, Bayeux-style tapestry.
The epic tapestry brings to life the trials and tribulations of the show’s characters in its most heroic and infamous scenes.
The tapestry is made with linen from Northern Ireland and depicts Game of Thrones® seasons 1 to 6 - with blood red weddings, golden Lannister hair, emerald green wildfire, cold-blue White Walkers and jet black ravens. To explore the tapestry, visit http://www.ireland.com/tapestry
The tapestry will be displayed in the Ulster Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which will be open to the public from Saturday 22nd July, 2017.
As season 7 unfolds, new sections of the tapestry will be revealed each week, capturing key events from the previous episodes. Tourism Ireland will unveil and share these new sections via social media, where fans will be able to watch time-lapse footage and cinemagraphs as new segments are created.
To learn more about the tapestry, fans can visit Tourism Ireland’s website, Ireland.com – where an interactive ‘Northern Ireland Game of Thrones® Tapestry’ app will allow followers to zoom in and explore details of the tapestry in full, reliving some of the best scenes from previous episodes.
Fans can use the Game of Thrones® Tapestry app to share favourite scenes with friends via social media and can link to pages showing where they were filmed in Northern Ireland.
Tips on how to plan a behind the scenes visit to Game of Thrones® Territory, can also be found on http://www.ireland.com/gameofthrones
To learn more about Game of Thrones® filming locations in Northern Ireland and explore the new tapestry app, visit http://www.ireland.com/game-of-thrones-tapestry/