To celebrate the seventh season of Game of Thrones, the show’s plot has been recreated in a stunning Bayeux style tapestry in Belfast.


The incredibly popular fantasy TV series has just had its season seven premiere, and to mark the occasion a 77 metre long Bayeux-style tapestry has been unveiled at the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

The tapestry tells the story of the first six seasons, and as season seven unfolds, new sections will be unveiled each week in the build up to the next episode.

Containing in it some of the series’ most famous scenes, the tapestry has been woven by a team of 30 embroiderers from an incredibly large piece of linen which was supplied by Thomas Fergusons in Banbridge — one of Northern Ireland’s last surviving linen mills.

In partnership with HBO, the campaign comes via Tourism Ireland and has the aim of showcasing Northern Ireland to fans of the show all over the world.

New sections of the tapestry will be shared via social media, using a mixture of time-lapse videos, Instagram stories, carousels, and cinemagraphs.

Game of Thrones has filmed a number of its fantasy locations in Northern Ireland since the show began in 2010. Tourism Ireland will be hoping that this exciting project will provide another incentive for singles to travel to the country for a Belfast solo holiday.


Image Credit: Tourism Ireland