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November 12th, 2016
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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…

October 9th, 2016
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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.

Torchwood has been “in limbo” since 2011, surviving in the form of audio dramas and comics, however its star John Barrowman has recently teased its televisual comeback.

2015 is when everything changed, and Big Finish was ready! Click here for more…

May 28th, 2016
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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.

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

October 2nd, 2014
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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.

June 14th, 2014
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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.

Been to the Doctor Who Experience? Share your reviews or book your tickets now!

June 8th, 2014
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Due to high demand, the official Doctor Who Walking Tour is returning to Cardiff this summer!

The attraction, which was launched last June, gives fans the chance to visit over 30 locations around the city which have all been featured in the series.

Presented by Doctor Who Experience experts and written by Gary Russell, the tour will operate every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 14th June.

The tours will run until Saturday 20th July and tickets go on sale this Wednesday, 11th June, at 12pm. Click HERE to find out more. Will you be embarking on one of the tours?

Been to the Doctor Who Experience? Share your reviews or book your tickets now!

March 11th, 2014
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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.

See the latest Doctor Who products on sale now via our merchandise section!

March 6th, 2014
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The Doctor Who Experience has recently added bonus props from the 50th anniversary special to their exhibition!

Genuine artifacts from The Day of the Doctor, such as the Zygons, costumes and an array of Time War weapons, have been on display at the attraction since November.

Now fans can get up and close and personal with even more from the historic episode, with their latest additions including items from the Black Archive and UNIT’s notice boards.

Plus, the Moment, which has until now been sealed, has finally been opened to reveal its big red button. If you’ve got a trip to the Experience coming up, have a BRILLIANT time!

Been to the Doctor Who Experience? Share your reviews or book your tickets now!

Thanks to BBC Worldwide.

January 7th, 2014
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The Doctor will be off our screens until later this year so it’s a good job the Experience is around for fans to get their fix!

While stocks last, the Experience shop is currently hosting a new year sale on a wide range of products so don’t miss out on your chance to bag a timey-wimey bargain.

Meanwhile, props from The Time of the Doctor have been added to the exhibition. The latest additions include Handles, Clara’s Christmas tree and the old Doctor’s walking stick.

Been to the Doctor Who Experience? Share your reviews or book your tickets now!

October 25th, 2013
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The Doctor Who Experience’s popular TARDIS tours will be reopening their doors for a limited time only to celebrate the 50th anniversary.

The set tours will run from Friday 25th October-Tuesday 1st December and ticket information can be found HERE.

In addition it’s been confirmed that the Experience will mark The Day of the Doctor with a private showing of the historic episode at the nearby Odeon cinema.

The screening will then be followed by a special VIP party at the Doctor Who Experience.

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