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Final Game of Thrones Tapestry Unveiled

The final section of the Game of Thrones tapesty has been unveiled in Ulster Museum in Belfast.

With the airing of the eighth and final season of the popular TV show, the scenes from that season have now been added to complete Tourism Ireland’s GoT tapestry.

Tourism Ireland commemorated the contribution of Game of Thrones to Northern Ireland with its medieval-style, hand-woven tapestry, created in partnership with HBO in 2017, to coincide with season seven.

The tapestry is woven from linen supplied by Thomas Ferguson’s in Banbridge and hand-embroidered by a team at the Ulster Museum, and depicts the entire story of the TV drama, from season one to eight. It is now 87 metres long.

Over the coming weeks, the tapestry will travel to Bayeux in Normandy, home of the 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry, to be displayed in the Hôtel du Doyen from September to December 2019.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Our Game of Thrones Tapestry has been hugely successful, attracting visitors from all over the world to the Ulster Museum and Belfast. The stellar popularity of Game of Thrones remains a fantastic opportunity for Tourism Ireland to promote Northern Ireland to a huge audience of potential visitors. Our aim is to engage with fans everywhere, to spike their curiosity about the landscapes and locations featured in the series and inspire them to come and explore them for themselves.”

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