Game of Thrones Studio Tour officially opens in Northern Ireland
Excited visitors to the newly launched Game of Thrones Studio Tour were greeted by fan favourites Isaac Hempstead Wright (“Bran Stark”), Kristian Nairn (“Hodor”), and Nathalie Emmanuel “Missandei”), who together helped to ‘Break the Chains’ for this brand-new global visitor attraction located in Northern Ireland.
Located at one of the acclaimed series’ original filming locations at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, Game of Thrones Studio Tour takes fans closer to the Seven Kingdoms than ever before. From today, guests can step inside the iconic Great Hall at Winterfell where Jon Snow was proclaimed the “King in the North,” see Daenerys Targaryen’s imposing Dragonstone throne, delve into the incredible props, weaponry and visual effects of Game of Thrones and learn more about the skills and craftmanship that helped bring the show from script to screen. The immersive experience brings Westeros to life and will evoke the show’s epic scale — from King’s Landing, Winterfell, Dragonstone, The Wall and the lands beyond.
Julian Moon, Head of EMEA Warner Bros. Consumer Products, said:
“What an incredible honour to be opening the doors today to the first-ever Game of Thrones Studio Tour. This marks a first for Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment to launch a world-class attraction in Northern Ireland where fans can explore, up close and personal, a vast array of authentic sets, as well as a comprehensive collection of costumes, props, set pieces, and so much more.
We’re incredibly grateful for our partnership with Linen Mill Studios who have helped bring this concept to life with the attention to detail, along with the scale and depth of production that makes this experience so special and worthwhile. We are proud to be part of the legacy of the beloved Game of Thrones franchise and we can’t wait for fans around the globe to step inside and immerse themselves in all corners of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.”
Andrew Webb and David Browne, Executive Directors at Linen Mill Studios, said:
“February 4th truly represents a new and hugely exciting chapter in the Game of Thrones story.
Here at Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, after many years of planning, design and construction, we are thrilled to finally open our doors to guests and allow them to get closer to the Seven Kingdoms than ever before at the world’s first and only Game of Thrones Studio Tour. Housed at one of the original filming studios, this incredible and unique experience brings the making of Game of Thrones to life through a vast array of authentic sets, props and costumes, together with immersive interactives and exclusive behind the scenes content. On behalf of all those who have contributed to creating Game of Thrones Studio Tour and the dedicated team at Linen Mill Studios in bringing the experience to life, we are proud to be part of an ongoing legacy of Game of Thrones that will delight current and future fans of the show, as well as those interested in the artistry that goes into making an iconic production.”
Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland:
“It is wonderful to be here at the opening of Game of Thrones Studio Tour at Linen Mill Studios. As we prepare to restart tourism from overseas this year, the opening of this truly world-class visitor attraction is excellent news for Northern Ireland tourism, helping to give us significant ‘stand-out’ in the very competitive international marketplace. It will provide fans of the series and people interested in the making of film and TV with an extra special reason to book a trip to Northern Ireland. Tourism Ireland is delighted to bring 45 top international journalists and influencers from 12 countries to Game of Thrones Studio Tour this week, to experience this outstanding new attraction at first-hand. We will be pulling out all the stops to promote Game of Thrones Studio Tour and Northern Ireland.”