The Doctor Who Experience; Cardiff Bay

In honour of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary, I have kicked myself in gear, sat in front of WordPress and decided to write a blogpost about my visit to the Doctor Who Experience back in September 2013.

Doctor Who Experience

Doctor Who Experience

Located in Cardiff Bay, a short walk from Mermaid Quay, the Doctor Who Experience is a combination of an interactive Doctor Who episode and an exhibition of sets, props and costumes, much like the former Doctor Who Exhibit in the Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff.

When you first enter and buy your tickets, costing £15 for a standard adult ticket and whilst waiting for the experience to begin, you will see several props from the 50 years of Doctor Who included a Dalek, the Third Doctor’s car Bessie and some display cabinets holding River Song’s shoes, diary and gun, a Cyberman’s head and some Dalek parts.

Bessie

Bessie

River Song props

River Song props

The Experience

On entering the Experience you will be ushered onto the Starship UK into a treasure trove museum of British history from the Doctor Who universe. Happening upon a Dalek war, and naturally being captured by Dalek’s, The Doctor manages to save you from certain death and take you for a ride on the TARDIS.

Travelling through space and time, you eventually land and exit the TARDIS onto a world full of Weeping Angels, and come face to face with another Pandorica where of course, the Doctor has been imprisoned, and from where he has been helping you throughout the interactive episode. The micro episode ends with the Pandorica opening, the Doctor being saved, and you exiting into the Exhibit.

The Exhibit

Exiting the interactive portion of the Doctor Who Experience, you will enter into the exhibit, spanning two floors and showcasing sets, costumes and props from the new and classic Doctor Who television series. Here are a selection of photos from the many objects on display.

The First and Second Doctor's Costumes

The First and Second Doctor’s Costumes

Third and Fourth Doctor's Costumes

Third and Fourth Doctor’s Costumes

Fifth and Sixth Doctor's Costumes

Fifth and Sixth Doctor’s Costumes

Seventh and Eighth Doctor's Costumes

Seventh and Eighth Doctor’s Costumes

Ninth and Tenth Doctor's Costumes

Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s Costumes

The Ninth and Tenth Doctor's TARDIS Interior

The Ninth and Tenth Doctor’s TARDIS Interior

The TARDIS

The TARDIS

The First Doctor's TARDIS Interior

The First Doctor’s TARDIS Interior

The Silence Ship Interior Set

The Silence Ship Interior Set

Three of the many alien costumes

Three of the many alien costumes

Cybermen

Cybermen

Daleks

Daleks

Weeping Angel

Weeping Angel

K9 and Sarah Jane Smith's Costume from her return to Doctor Who in 2006

K9 and Sarah Jane Smith’s Costume from her return to Doctor Who in 2006

Captain Jack and Rose Tyler's Costumes

Captain Jack and Rose Tyler’s Costumes

Martha Jone's Costume

Martha Jone’s Costume

Donna Nobel's Costume

Donna Nobel’s Costume

Amy Pond and Rory's Costumes

Amy Pond and Rory’s Costumes

Timelord Costumes

Timelord Costumes

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