HBO Kicks Off New Game of Thrones: The Exhibition

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HBO has announced its third annual “Game of Thrones: The Exhibition,” transporting fans to the epic world of Westeros and beyond. The exhibition will showcase over 70 original artifacts used on set from seasons 1-4 plus select never-before-seen pieces from Season 5, premiering in April 2015.

The collection includes a costume display featuring armor, dresses, cloaks and jewelry; iconic artifacts built on set, such as a life-size replica of a White Walker and model dragons; weaponry comprising of swords, spears, whips and daggers; House banners and more. Visitors will also have an opportunity to take a picture on the coveted Iron Throne.

Free to the public and focusing on key places, characters and relationships from Season 4, the 2015 exhibition tour will include mostly European markets with a total of 7 cities — London, United Kingdom; Stockholm, Sweden; Tel Aviv, Israel; Madrid, Spain; Berlin, Germany; Amsterdam, Netherlands and Paris, France with the potential for more markets to be added at a later date.

A new integrated web-based companion and photo stations will provide new ways for fans to interact within the exhibition, placing them within some of the show’s most shocking and talked-about moments, sharing with their friends through various social media platforms. Fans can also pledge their allegiance to their favorite “Game of Thrones” family by joining a House before entering the exhibition.

Last year’s “Ascend the Wall” 4D Oculus Rift virtual reality experience will return by popular demand. Visitors will journey to the top of the iconic 700ft Wall by stepping into a physical recreation of the Castle Black winch elevator and wearing the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and a pair of headphones. From that moment on, they will find themselves inside a virtual version of the elevator, providing an immersive “Game of Thrones” experience.

Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” has an April 2015 premiere date on HBO, and will include new cast members Alexander Siddig, Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, DeObia Oparei, Jonathan Pryce, Hannah Waddingham, Enzo Cilenti, Michael Condron, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

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