Northern Ireland

Stunning Game of Thrones costumes to be exhibited

Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show will open the new display
Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show will open the new display Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show will open the new display

Stunning costumes worn in hit TV series Game of Thrones are to feature in a major new exhibition.

Indira Varma, who starred as Ellaria Sand in the HBO show will open the new display, featuring costumes worn by characters from the kingdom of Dorne.

Indira first appeared on Game of Thrones during the fourth season. Her character Ellaria Sand, was the paramour to Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) and the loyal mother of three daughters, the Sand Snakes. Quickly becoming a fan favourite she appeared in 13 episodes between seasons 4-7.

The exhibition, which opens on June 30, will show elaborate dresses donned by Indira’s on-screen daughters, Obara, Nymeria and Tyene, an opulent Dorne Guard costume and a dress worn by her character. It will also include a prancing horse created by the show’s award-winning special effects team.

The display will exhibit the battle outfit worn by Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell
The display will exhibit the battle outfit worn by Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell The display will exhibit the battle outfit worn by Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell

Additionally, for the first time, the display will also exhibit the battle outfit worn by Pedro Pascal’s Oberyn Martell during his famous showdown with The Mountain in season four. Recalling one of the most famous and memorable scenes in the whole series.

Although the lavish royal palace in Dorne was filmed on location in Seville in Spain the Dornish coastal scenes were shot on Portstewart Strand, Co Derry.

Throughout the show, filming took place in around 25 locations across Northern Ireland, including Cushendun Caves, Murlough Bay, Ballintoy Harbour and Castle Ward.

Excited to be coming back, Indira said: “I have fond memories of filming on Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland, and it will be great to see those costumes again, and learn more of the secrets behind the making of Game of Thrones.”

The immersive and interactive Game of Thrones Studio Tour located at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge allows visitors to walk through authentic sets such as Winterfell and King’s Landing, as well as come face to face with dragons and giants and see hundreds of screen-used costumes, captivating weapons and props up close.

Sherryl Murphy, marketing manager for the tour said: “There’s no better way to start summer than with Game of Thrones star Indira Varma visiting use to help launch our new Dorne costume display.”

The new exhibition will open at 1pm on the June 30 with Indira participating in several other activities throughout the day.