Doctor Who Up Close Cardiff Relaunch

Doctor Who Up Close is relaunched this week, with new displays and a very special guest of honour!

Doctor Who Up Close Cardiff, the phenomenally popular exhibition showcasing Doctor Who props, costumes and monsters at The Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay – will be welcoming Russell T Davies, the Executive Producer and Lead Writer of Doctor Who, on Thursday 30 October 2008 to re-open an all-new exhibition! Russell, who has received many awards and critical acclaim for his work on Doctor Who since it return to our screens in 2005, will oversee the grand re-opening at approximately 6.30pm. Russell will also be highlighting many of the exhibits from the show which has captured the imagination of children and adults everywhere.

The re-opening and drinks reception will commence at 6pm, following the recent re-vamp, and guests will also be able to see the red, Supreme Dalek (featured in the most recent series of Doctor Who) for the first time on display.

Doctor Who Up Close first opened in the heart of Cardiff Bay in December 2005 and has continued to draw Doctor Who fans, young and old. Visitors can still encounter the famous Cybermen, meet K-9, view the TARDIS, and see costumes worn by the Time Lord – plus many more creatures and props.

And, as Cardiff is the filming location of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, so the Doctor Who Up Close exhibition sits right in the home of the shows. In fact, visitors are within easy walking distance of many of the key locations seen in the programmes.

Doctor Who Up Close is open every day from 10.30am to 7.30pm (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Each admission receives a wristband which is valid all day. There is also an extensive sci-fi gift shop, featuring the largest range of Doctor Who merchandise in Cardiff.

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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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