The Doctor Who Experience – now open for business!

February 20th, 2011
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The highly anticipated Doctor Who Experience officially opens its doors in the capital city today, which means that over the coming months, Whovians both young and old will descend upon what has been described as an “unmissable adventure”, containing a “unique walk-through experience and an awe-inspiring exhibition”…

The Doctor Who Experience boasts a brand new TARDIS adventure, in which visitors become the Doctor’s companions to embark on an epic voyage through time and space!

Once fans have saved the day from some of the universe’s most formidable foes, they can take a breather as they enjoy the jam-packed exhibition, showcasing an array of Doctor Who props, costumes and monsters from the past and the present!

The new Experience looks set to be a once in a lifetime opportunity for all Doctor Who fans, and if you’re lucky enough to be checking it out for yourself, we hope you have a brilliant time! As always, feel free to let us know how you got on in the comments below!

A link to this discussion will be added to the navigation bar so you can pop by and add your reviews as and when you visit. Alternatively, you can send us your reports via email if you’d like to share any pictures and/or videos. Be part of the adventure!

You can book your tickets for the Doctor Who Experience via its official site.

19 comments on this article
  1. kieran cleaves
    February 23rd, 2011 at 12.03pm | #1

    i cant wait to go tomorrow!!!!

  2. Last_of_the_timelords
    February 28th, 2011 at 7.16pm | #2

    i went yesterday and although i loved it, the walk through was mainly aimed at young children, the exhibition was really good though everything is there , and the shop also aimed at children

  3. Thetasigma
    March 3rd, 2011 at 4.28pm | #3

    I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the pilot day that the BBC ran and I loved every minute of this ! Well worth the travel from North Wales to get there and I cant wait to do it all again in a couple of weeks time !highly Reccomended !

  4. US fan
    March 7th, 2011 at 3.07am | #4

    Best. Exhibit. Ever. I travelled from the States to see this the Monday after it opened! (OK, I was already going to England that week, and the timing was just a glorious coincidence, bit I *DID* schedule my plans for the week around my tickets — as I hear the jammy dodger line in my head whilst typing this.) Surprisingly, my friend and I seemed to be the only adults without kids there, but it was great! The only issue I had was the gift shoppe – hardly any adult T-shirts, and no Blu-ray discs (even more important for me, as the DVDs, being region 2, are unusable on my US PS3). But I didn’t go to shop (that’s what stores and are for); I came for the show and the exhibits, and they were spectacular! The show was great, and I got much closer to the exhibits than I though possible. (If you ever were at the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas, it’s similar to that – an interactive show, and closeup exhibit items.) Tip: Bring your smartphone or PSP – you can use their wifi to view extra info about the exhibits whilst there (their DNS server hijacks your connection – connect, go to ANY web site, and you’ll get to the Doctor Who Experience mobile site). Afterwards, it was fun confusing the kids on the train with a sonic screwdriver iPhone app as they played with their replicas, and I held up printouts of the police box phone instructions and St Johns Ambulance logo in front of the police box at Earl’s Court station and took a photo.

  5. Bobin
    March 26th, 2011 at 7.20pm | #5

    Went to the Dr Who Experience today and it was a-maz-ing! I loved the line up of Cybermen & Daleks throughout Dr Who history. Some of the people in our time slot even dressed up (and got a tad carried away with themselves) and the little kids were really brave! I would urge anyone who hasn’t been to book a ticket. NOW! I might even go again.

  6. Raymond
    April 13th, 2011 at 6.00am | #6

    bbc has just got to try to get a drwho online game for the pc -xbox360- ps3 made by atari if startrek can get there own online game then why not drwho by bbc canada? plz make this happen in the future ty ,a whovian

  7. mike
    April 14th, 2011 at 3.25pm | #7

    im suppose to be going saturday

  8. mike
    April 14th, 2011 at 3.27pm | #8

    however was let down a couple of times before, not sure…:(

  9. mike
    April 16th, 2011 at 9.31pm | #9

    …but not today! went today and it was really good cant wait for the next exhibit

  10. TSG
    April 30th, 2011 at 9.35pm | #10

    I went a couple of Wednesdays ago, and it was brilliant. I had been told that it was primarily for younger children, so I was expecting the walk-through section to be a bit of a let down, but I freely admit that it scared me! There’s so much to see in that section – I spent the whole time craning my neck to look at every tiny detail – it’s so well put together.

    The exhibition is equally impressive, with the most amazing exhibits – K9’s there, the 10th Doctor’s TARDIS which you can walk on, costumes for dozens of characters, monsters, the Face of Boe… Plus, there are several little workshop-typed sections – learn how to walk like a Cyberman, for example. But for those of us with slightly more dignity (this doesn’t include me – I did the Cyberman thing), there are also highly interesting sections with info about sound effects and the history of the show.

    Overall, an absolutely brilliant experience. And I now have a photo of myself with my cousins hanging out of the TARDIS in space, à la Amy in The Beast Below. As Chris Eccleston’s Doctor might say, FANTASTIC!

  11. ami
    May 24th, 2011 at 1.43am | #11

    suprised it was for children..took our four year old who is a who-fan..she was terrified..she has quite an imagination which probably made it worse..she outright refused to walk past the cybermen at the entrance to the exhibition… but now we talk to her about it and she loved it..might have to sneak back without her as her to fully enjoy the experience..when hopefully the silence will be going in..or were they there when i went last time?..strange i can’t seem to remember.. :)

  12. DoctorWhoTimelord
    June 25th, 2011 at 3.52pm | #12

    Does anyone know if the Dr.Who experience is ever coming to Scotland?

  13. Ellen
    June 26th, 2011 at 8.29am | #13

    I went there it was a lifetime memory (it was awesome!!!) But i saw a guy without kids measuring the TARDIS, bit worrying but hey ho!

  14. Amira (and Little Megs)
    August 4th, 2011 at 12.50pm | #14

    we are going tomorrow! we have booked the platinum tickets so we can get a shiny laniard and certificate blah blah. Having put the voucher code in we didnt get our discount through SEE tickets and having major issues with them at the mo! so warning for you there!

    Its DWE1 if anyone else wants to give it a go!

    We shall let u know how it goes! Megs is very excited that we may get to fly the TARDIS!

  15. Amira (and Little Megs)
    August 7th, 2011 at 2.39pm | #15

    HI all! sorry it took a little longer Im recovering from London still – and Im from there!

    OK the Experience was BRILL. Given that I have never ben to a Comic Con (sorry if I spelt that wrong), or any kind of TV based outting…this was FAB.

    The tour itself was very short but with weeping angels and 3D Cybermen shooting at you, as well as boarding the Dalek spacecraft it was WELL worth it.

    Highlight – The TARDIS LITERALLY appearing out of no where – did not see taht one coming at all! That noise now gives me goosebumps, what a sensation!

    The kids got to ‘fly’ the Tardis…would have been a bit better with some effects like shaking or moving, and Lil Megs had to turn and ask me if she could let go of the lever now…lol

    You then were lead to a display of all the Doctors and some companions outfits, including that stunning River Song Black number!

    Highlight – seeing 10’s version of the Tardis, walking around the controls whilst the background screen showed the final scene of 10 becoming 11 with Vale Decem blasting in the background. V emotive!

    We were lucky enough to be asked by Doctor Who Adventures to come in and learn about how things were done, got to meet the editor and graphic designers which were super cool! Unfortunately the temperature was not, and Megs overheated so she didnt enjoy that bit in the end…sort you aircon out London Olympia!

    Along with a green screen pic which made you look like you were flying out the TARDIS (or you could choose to sit in the Pandorica chair) all in all a MOST EXCELLENT day out!

    Hope you get to go and enjoy…and hey, its for the kids so dont be too harsh on the features or effects…one little girl burst out crying at the Daleks! very real!

  16. Amira (and Little Megs)
    August 7th, 2011 at 2.41pm | #16

    hahaha excellent! yeah we saw some scared kids! we went on Friday and the Silence were def there (marks arm to prove it). And hanging from the ceiling at one point! @ami

  17. Hannah
    August 26th, 2011 at 6.38pm | #17

    i agree. although it was amazing, you feel a little silly standing around the console, twiddling a lever which isn’t really doing anything

  18. Nicolette Baker
    October 19th, 2011 at 6.40pm | #18

    I went at the beginning of the year and my son has just won another family trip, we go next week!!! I desperately wanted to go again straight after my last visit and I thought I’d have to wait until it settled in Cardiff. Even though we live in Kent we do travel to Cardiff regularly … that’s how obsessed I/we are!!!
    Can’t wait for the TARDIS to materialize again and to walk inside. I can look properly this time instead of being so gobsmacked. I highly recommend the whole thing to any one of any age that loves Doctor Who. I am all grown up and a nan and everything and I absolutely love it!

  19. Anthony Saunders
    February 6th, 2012 at 10.40pm | #19

    Me and my fiancee went there 3 times (March and November 2011 then again in January 2012) and each time we went we loved it-had such a great day out and i am such a huge fan and i want to go again….and again….and again etc

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