BBC Worldwide press release:
Cardiff is getting ready to welcome BBC Worldwide’s multi-award winning visitor attraction The Doctor Who Experience this summer. With doors opening to the public on the 20th July demand for tickets has been growing and from 10am tomorrow fans will be able to book their visit from the newly launched website: www.doctorwhoexperience.com
Advance tickets are priced £9 for children, £13 for adults and £38 for a family ticket for two adults and two children with school and group packages available. In March this year 3,000 Doctor Who fans flocked to Cardiff from all over the world for the Doctor Who Convention and the Doctor Who Experience is expected to be a major new tourist attraction for the city.
Philip Murphy, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Live Events said: “The Doctor Who Experience is a celebration of the iconic BBC series and moving to our new home at Porth Teigr in Cardiff Bay, just minutes from where the BBC Wales television series is made is incredibly exciting. Visitors to the Experience in Cardiff will be able to fully immerse themselves in the world of Doctor Who.”
The Doctor Who Experience is the first ever interactive Doctor Who exhibition that invites visitors to star in their very own Doctor Who adventure. Arriving at the venue they will step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion, taking on the challenge of reuniting the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from some of his most fearsome foes - entering a Dalek spaceship and finding a way through a maze of Weeping Angels. Featuring a replica of the Eleventh Doctor’s TARDIS which visitors get to fly themselves the interactive walk-through culminates in a stunning 3D finale that sets the scene for fans entering the exhibition.
The exhibition presents fans with the world’s most extensive collection of original Doctor Who costumes and artefacts stretching back almost 50 years to the very first series of Doctor Who.
The content of the exhibition is updated constantly with new items from the television series to ensure it is ever changing offering fans the chance to get up close to the incredible sets, costumes and props that feature in their favourite show. New items to be shown to the public for the first time in Cardiff include the Doctor’s cradle seen in A Good Man Goes to War; the Silence spaceship and the Doctor’s sonic cane from Let’s Kill Hitler with many more items being kept under wraps until the doors open on 20th July.
(Source: BBC Media Centre)