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Game of Thrones exhibition announces world debut

The organisers of Game of Thrones: the touring exhibition have confirmed that its global debut will be held at the historic Museu Marítim in Barcelona, Spain, for a limited engagement on October 28, 2017.

The exhibition is brought to the public by HBO Global Licensing and GES. Sold Out and Encore are partnering with GES to present the exhibition in Barcelona.

“From the steps of Dragonstone to the Great Pit of Daznak, the country and people of Spain have played host to some of the most iconic settings in Game of Thrones,” said Jeff Peters, vice president of licensing and retail at HBO.

Peters continued: “It adds to the excitement that our first location for this exhibition is also in a country where we recently launched a new streaming service, HBO España. We’re confident that our fans in Barcelona, throughout Spain, and across Europe, are going to love this new opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Game of Thrones.”

Game of Thrones: the touring exhibition is a 10,000 square foot interactive experience, inspired by the hit HBO series. The showcase will give fans an up-close and personal look at the authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the show.

The exhibition will also allow fans worldwide to experience the craftsmanship and artistry of the Game of Thrones production up close in the largest public display to date.

“We are excited to raise a banner in Barcelona, Spain, the gateway to the Mediterranean, as the location for the global debut of Game of Thrones: the touring exhibition,” said Eddie Newquist, chief creative officer and EVP of GES.

“The opening in Barcelona will represent the culmination of the collaborative efforts of many talented artisans, designers, and craftsmen to bring this unprecedented collection of the iconic props, costumes and settings to fans worldwide, and we are thrilled to kick off the tour in such a historic location.”

Touring exhibition

Featuring a mix of immersive environments, interactive, and multimedia content, visitors will experience the lands of Westeros and Essos and relive the trials and tribulations of the series’ nobles and common folk alike that struggle for survival in the shadow of the Iron Throne.

Several dynamically themed exhibition areas based on the series will feature displays of costumes, props, weapons and armour in an immersive way including:

  • The wintry landscapes of the North, the tree-lined pathway of the Kingsroad, and the regal settings of King’s Landing.
  • The conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors and the loyalists of House Targaryen.
  • Iconic settings like the House of Black and White, the home of the Night’s Watch: Castle Black; and the frozen lands Beyond the Wall.
  • The iconic Iron Throne Room, where visitors can gaze upon the Westeros seat of power in all its foreboding glory.

Editor’s note: Featured photo by Suzi Pratt.