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Sallet in the Shape of a Lion's Head, ca. 1475–80 | Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923/Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sallet in the Shape of a Lion's Head, ca. 1475–80 | Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1923/Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
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The Met Just GoT Interesting for ''Game of Thrones'' Fans

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Art & Design Editor
Updated: 3 August 2017
This summer, Museum Hack launched a new Game of Thrones-inspired tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art fit for fierce wildlings, conniving queens, and earthbound nerds alike.

Considering the Met’s expansive collection of ancient artifacts and medieval armor, a true Game of Thrones fan could undoubtedly find a way to channel the Seven Kingdoms from the Upper East Side. But it’s never been easier, thanks to a new tour inspired by HBO’s landmark series.

Museum Hack, an alternative tour company that focuses on art’s “sassy, ‘insider’ stories” is now offering curated walkthroughs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that would keep the Seven Gods themselves entertained.

Courtesy of Museum Hack
Courtesy of Museum Hack

While you won’t see any original props from the show, Museum Hack has mined the sweeping New York City institution for real-world relics that likely inspired George R.R. Martin and the creators of the television hit that followed.

“The Met is full of historical and artistic inspiration that George R.R. Martin used to create GoT, and all our guides had to do was find it all,” Museum Hack’s Director of Marketing, Michael Alexis, told Lonely Planet.

The tours, which run for an hour and a half, lead participants to various points of interest around the museum, drawing connections between objects in the Met’s collection and the show’s most iconic scenes and motifs.

Courtesy of Museum Hack
Courtesy of Museum Hack

Museum Hack operates VIP and “Un-Highlights” tours of various New York City museums (which tend to include treats like wine, chocolate, and prizes) as well as a “Badass Bitches” tour of the Met celebrating the “awesome women” represented in the collection.

Catch a one-of-a-kind Museum Hack tour in New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Los Angeles.