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Earls Court Exhibition Opens

The Doctor Who Exhibition has moved to Earls Court, and was opened last week by Fourth Doctor actor Ahhhhh! Tom Baker.

So until September 18, the Museum Hall at Earl’s Court is the new home of the exhibition, and home to Daleks, Cybermen, Slitheen and countless other enemies, as well as K9 and the TARDIS. New foes and costumes will be added as season 30 progresses.

So what’s it like getting close to the creatures that have made generations of children hide behind the sofa? Exhilarating and deliciously scary, even for the supposed grown-ups of the press corps who braved the exhibition with me yesterday.

Small children may want to experience many of the exhibits from the safety of a parent’s neck (some adults will too!), but kids of all ages will enjoy feeling almost part of the action. In his opening remarks, the man from the BBC said that this would be the closest thing to being on the set

I’m hoping to get there myself later this year, it really is about time, don’t you think..?

Christian Cawley


A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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