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Game of Thones tapestry now complete with scenes from season finale

Scenes from the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones have now been added to complete Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry.

A unique tapestry, featuring some of the most memorable scenes from the Season 8 finale of Game of Thrones has gone on display at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

The medieval-style, hand-woven tapestry, created in partnership with Tourism Ireland and HBO has been updated throughout the various series of the global sensation which is partly filmed in Northern Ireland.

Woven from linen supplied by Thomas Ferguson's in Banbridge, Co Down, and hand-embroidered by a team at the Ulster Museum it now depicts the entire story of the epic TV drama, from Seasons One to 8.

Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, said: "Our Game of Thrones tapestry has been hugely successful, attracting visitors from all over the world to the Ulster Museum, Belfast and Northern Ireland.

"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."

The tapestry will be on display at the museum until July 28 when it will travel to Bayeux in Normandy, home of the world-famous 11th-century Bayeux Tapestry and exhibited there until December 2019.

Sarah Dee, Tourism Ireland and Valerie Wilson, Curator of Costume and Textiles at National Museums Northern Ireland, at Tourism Ireland’s Game of Thrones Tapestry in the Ulster Museum.

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