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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