The end of Game of Thrones is getting painfully close — last night, the cast (current and past) descended on New York City for the final season premiere, and season eight officially begins in less than two weeks. However, the magic of Westeros (and Essos) will continue to live on. Yesterday, HBO announced a Game of Thrones studio tour, opening next spring.
The tour is located at the Linen Mill Studios in Banbridge, Northern Ireland, the original filming location for many of the series’ iconic scenes. It will feature real sets, costumes, and props from all seasons of the show, along with behind-the-scenes info. We’re talking 110,000 square feet of interactive experiences and walk-through set pieces.
HBO also released some promotional photos, giving us an idea of what this tour will look like. One (above) shows the hall at Winterfell, with what appears to be the Stark family’s costumes on display at the head table.
Other set pieces in the photos include the Dragonstone map room and throne room from season seven (you can practically see Daenarys sitting there, right?).
From King’s Landing, there is Cersei’s courtyard, featuring the colorful map of the Seven Kingdoms.
The final photo shows the mess hall from Castle Black, where Jon Snow was elected Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch.
Brb, going to book my tickets to Banbridge immediately!