In a Belfast museum, embroiderers are at work depicting gory battles and warring kings in shimmering threads of red and gold – an epic homage to the TV phenomenon Game of Thrones.

The team of volunteers at the Ulster Museum are putting the final touches to a 90-metre (300-foot) tapestry depicting all eight seasons of the fantasy saga, which concluded in May.

Game of Thrones, which first hit screens in 2011, was produced and chiefly filmed in studios in Belfast and in the Northern Irish countryside.