World class Game of Thrones Studio Tour visitor attraction brought to life in Northern Ireland

May 04, 2023

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Linen Mill Studios, Banbridge – The world’s only official Game of Thrones Studio Tour opened in February 2022 following a £40m investment celebrating one of the most successful TV shows of all time. The first season of the fantasy drama series premiered on HBO back in 2011.

At 110,000 sq.ft, making it the largest indoor visitor attraction on the island of Ireland, this interactive exhibition takes fans on a journey behind the scenes and reveals the making of the hit HBO show.

The Studio Tour is based at the original Game of Thrones film studios in Banbridge, Co Down, a short drive from Belfast and approx. 90min drive from Dublin.

The Studio Tour evokes the magnificent scale of set-design and filming and allows visitors to step into the authentic sets such as Winterfell and Kings Landings, complemented wonderfully by more than 140 opulent and outlandish costumes, props and insights into the creative skills that made the show such a success.

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Game of Thrones studio Tour is a family-friendly experience where everyone can become a White Walker, a Night King, or try your hand at archery, on the many immersive and interactive screens.

The NUGENT team was thrilled to play a role in this massive collaboration between Linen Mill Studios, HBO, Themed Entertainment (WBTE), Warner Bros and Farrans Construction. NUGENT completed MEP works for Games of Thrones Studio Tour.

Ryan Nugent, Managing Director said, “Linen Mill Studios has been an outstanding project for our team to be a part of. It required a great team effort throughout and we can’t thank our everyone involved enough for all their meticulous work ethic while providing the MEP installation. The tour is fascinating and will be a great addition to the tourism industry in Northern Ireland.”

Pictured is – Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Issac Hempstead Wright (Bran) at the official opening of Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

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Our MEP works were a variety of services which can be found in our Project Profile > Game of Thrones Studio Tour at Linen Mill Studios

Specialist services include – but not limited too – specialist AV systems, high level backbone containment, BEMS, Sprinkler and Air Conditioning.

Matt Potter, Electrical Pre-Construction Manager said, “The tour creates a fantastic atmosphere replaying Game of Thrones in such a creative way from the exhibition set-up right down to the materials, props and costumes. It really brings the series to life. My colleagues and I are delighted to have been part of this iconic project, it has been massively rewarding to see the whole Studio Tour come together.”

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