It has been confirmed that the Doctor Who Experience will be closing its doors in 2017 when its five year sub-lease from the City of Cardiff Council comes to an end.
The attraction opened in the Welsh capital in 2012 following its acclaimed debut in London, becoming a permanent fixture just a stone’s throw away from where the series is filmed at Roath Lock Studios. It is home to an interactive adventure as well as an exhibition of the show’s costumes, sets, props and monsters, however it will all be dematerialising next summer after welcoming over 60,000 visitors.
Fans have responded to the news of its closure – which was “mutually agreed by all parties involved” – by launching an online petition urging the BBC to reconsider, which is almost at 6,000 signatures. The powers to be have yet to respond to rumours that the Experience, which was shortlisted for a National Tourism Award in 2013, will be relocated. Are you sad to hear the news? Have you been to the Experience, or have plans to visit? Let us know…
The Doctor Who Experience will be installing a temporary Torchwood exhibition to mark the show’s 10th anniversary later this month, it has been confirmed.
The spin off first aired on BBC Three on 22nd October 2006 (yes, nearly a whole decade ago!) and the Experience will be commemorating the landmark with a special display featuring an array of props and costumes from the show. In addition, the popular Filming Locations Tour – which has recently been extended until the end of October – will be adding some popular Torchwood stops as part of the celebrations.
Visitors to the Doctor Who Experience will be able to enjoy a range of special half term activities this week.
As well as enjoying the newly revealed exhibits, including Pearl Mackie’s costume from her televisual debut as Bill and the graffitied TARDIS memorial featuring beautifully detailed floral street art of Clara Oswald, attendees will also be able to participate in specially organised workshops. Special effects expert Mike Tucker will be discussing the restoration of Davros, while Millennium FX will be on hand to part-transform visitors into shape-shifting Zygons.
Let us know if you will be attending the Doctor Who Experience this half term (disclaimer: coming in cosplay is preferred!), and check out the schedule for the week’s events here.
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The Doctor Who Experience will reopen its doors later this month with a brand new interactive adventure featuring the Twelfth Doctor, it has been announced.
The popular attraction, which is based in Cardiff Bay just a stone’s throw away from where the series is filmed at Roath Lock Studios, has been closed for renovation as it receives an overhaul to coincide with the latest series.
From 24th October it will be back in business and updated with a newly scripted mini-episode starring Peter Capaldi.
Written by Joseph Lidster and directed by Paul Wilmshurst, the episode will give visitors the chance to star in their own Doctor Who episode as they grapple with a universal threat that takes them from the Gallifrey Museum to the very heart of the Doctor’s TARDIS itself.
The exhibition space will also have been updated with props, costumes and monsters from the Twelfth Doctor’s debut series, which continues weekly on Saturday nights on BBC One.
Tickets for the all-new Doctor Who Experience will go on general sale on 7th October.
The Doctor Who Experience will be temporarily closing their doors in August to be revamped for the next series.
The acclaimed attraction, located just a stone’s throw away from where the series is filmed in Cardiff Bay, will be closed throughout September for its immersive adventure to given a new and original storyline featuring the Twelfth Doctor.
Therefore the final day to enjoy the Experience in its current incarnation will be Sunday 31st August 2014.
The Experience will then re-open ‘around late October’ when its accompanying exhibition will be updated with an array of Series 8 props, costumes and sets as they debut on TV.
The brand new Doctor Who Adventures is on sale tomorrow and there’s the chance to win a fantastic Doctor Who trip!
The magazine is giving a lucky reader the opportunity to win a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) to the acclaimed Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff – this prize will also include £200 worth of travel expenses plus a night in a Cardiff hotel.
The issue also includes fun facts about the Sontarans, a quiz about the Daleks and a new comic strip adventure.
Doctor Who Adventures Issue 341 (March 12th-24th) is released tomorrow priced £2.99.
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