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Game of Thrones Exhibition

Game of Thrones Exhibition

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Now that the series have ended, it was time for a trip to HBO’s only official Game of Thrones touring exhibition in Belfast! 

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The exhibition is located at TEC Belfast, in the Titanic Quarter, and you can easily reach it on foot from city centre. It's a lovely route, and besides the Titanic Experience, you also have the chance to discover the six glass Game of Thrones installations along the way! There is one installation for each of the episodes of the last season, and they all depict memorable moments from the series. 

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Once we got inside, there was a small introduction, and then we got to explore the huge collection of detailed costumes, props, weapons and artefacts.

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One of my favourite parts of the tour was the Dragon Skull Pit, which was added exclusively for visitors in Northern Ireland.

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The handiwork, craft and skill that went into making everything is amazing, and it was great to get the chance to see everything up close with your own eyes. (The Hound's armour is super tall!)

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I also loved seeing all of the weapons, like Khal Drogo's Arakh, John Snow's Longclaw, and Arya's Needle. 

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It takes between 45 minutes to an hour to see everything, but you're free to stay as long as you like. I was surprised to see how much was displayed, and we ended up spending the whole afternoon here.

There are also loads of wonderful photo opportunities, including adding your face to the Hall of Faces, and of course the famous Iron Throne! :)

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The exhibition will be in Belfast until the 1st of September, and it's wonderful to see it in the city which was home to Game of Thrones throughout the series!  
Posted Thu 13 Jun 2019 9:35 PM
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I also had the fortunate opportunity to visit the Game of Thrones exhibition a couple of weeks ago and was incredibly impressed by the amount of work and craft that must have went into every inch of detail. From the weaponry, to the costumes it was spectacular.

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It is definitely something that I would suggest everyone to check out. Even if you aren't a Game of Thrones viewer. In fact, I had overheard some other visitors to the exhibition mention that they weren't viewers, but were impressed with what they had heard and couldn't turn down the opportunity to check out the exhibition whilst in Belfast.

The Hall of Faces was particularly fun. It's a great opportunity to put yourself into the actual series. Oh, and you can even take a photograph petting a dragon (thankfully no Dracarys situations!) and as Melin mentioned, you can't pass up an opportunity to sit on the Iron Throne itself!

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As you progress through the exhibition you'll uncover each "house" and the characters from each of those houses. Not only that, but there is costumes for other characters, who are not factioned with a particular house.

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You'll also notice on the televisions throughout the exhibition snippets from the series where the character is wearing the costume that is on display. It's quite a nice touch.

At the end you'll also have the opportunity to purchase some really awesome Game of Thrones goodies from the gift shop. If you've ever dreamed of owning a dragon egg, well... let's just say this is the closest your going to get to owning one.  There is also a cafe if you're feeling peckish, or want to have a cup of tea before or after browsing the exhibition.

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Overall, the experience is one not to be missed. Whether you're a frequent viewer of the show or not. There's a lot to check out, so it's well worth taking your time and really soaking it all in.
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Similarly to Melin + Colin, I had the chance to visit the GoT Exhibition in Belfast and it was AMAZING!

I absolutely LOVED the interactive photo-ops, where you could pose as if you were climbing the walls, wield a sword, add your face to the "Hall of Faces", and of course -- end up on the THRONE! ⚔️🏔️🐺 My husband was an extra in the show -- but FINALLY I had my chance to join in the action!! 💓💓💓

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The exhibition itself is just a short walk from the Titanic Belfast in a building called TEC Belfast. We took the Glider (Belfast's new bus system) from right outside the Visitor Center near City Hall -- and it dropped us just outside where we needed to be. The Glider is a really convenient way to travel across the city. They have charging stations and WiFi on the bus -- so it's particularly convenient when you're travelling. 🚌🚌

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From TEC Belfast, we walked back to the city center passing by all 6 of the Glass of Thrones installations. The art itself was incredibly exciting (my favorite being Daenerys and her dragons). Each piece is displayed nearby to other iconic Belfast attractions -- so it's the PERFECT way to dander through the city.

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The walk from the Titanic Quarter back to the city center takes around 20 minutes or so (a bit longer if you stop along the way). We made a small detour at Hickson's Point -- a small pub beside the Titanic Belfast. They had a live session on with a guitar/banjo + singing. I got a wee Irish coffee to keep me going for the walk back! 😊 Highly recommend ALL of the above if you find yourself in Belfast (especially while the Exhibition is in town through 1st Sept). 


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