To mark the start of the new series of Game of Thrones,starting on July 17th, the Museum is displaying HBO TV’s commissioned tapestry of a ‘Whitewalker’. After June the tapestry is packed up and goes to the US where in due course it will be sold - so Aylesbury is its last hurrah in the UK!
This stunning large scale embroidery, 3 metres high and 5 metres long, features a Whitewalker in one of the most intense battle scenes in TV history - the massacre of Hardhome. Following the success of the Magna Carta embroidery and the Embroiderers’ Guild's role in its production, the UK representatives of the HBO Home Entertainment TV Network contacted the Embroiderers Guild with the view to creating a special artwork in stitch to form the backdrop to mark the release of the 'Game of Thrones' Series 5 DVD & Blue Ray boxed set. The piece took about 5000 hours to produce and involved a total of 140 volunteers.