Game of Thrones Tapestry
The Game of Thrones Tapestry is in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was commissioned to commemorate all the places in Northern Ireland which were used to film the popular HBO TV series, Game of Thrones.
I felt quite justified when Game of Thrones began filming in Northern Ireland and a lot of beautiful places started to get the attention they deserve. I remember asking my parents when I was younger, ‘”Why does nobody film stuff here? The scenery would be perfect! Not to mention how compact the country is so you can have a hundred different scenes within a few hours of travel.”
My country has its faults, as do we all, but I have a deep and abiding love for the beauty of the natural places I grew up in. While some have grumbled about the tour coaches stopping to take pictures and holding up the ‘traffic’ of sheep and tractors, I am happy that some of these places are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
The tapestry is added to with each series and, as such, does contain spoilers. (I had to skim the last section as have yet to watch the latest series!)
See how the tapestry was made in the short video below (2:15):
The exhibition is free to enter so I highly recommend a visit if you are in Belfast!
I loved how the cautionary notices around the tapestry were tied in to the TV show!
The museum also has willow models of the dragons from the show.
If it looks like you won’t be making it to Belfast anytime soon, check out the interactive version of the tapestry online here or watch the video below (20:41).
Beware, it DOES contain spoilers if you haven’t seen all the episodes yet!
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