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Published on March 23rd, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

No Room for Racnoss

The Doctor Who Exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum opens next weekend – and it seems there is no room for the biggest Doctor Who monster that has been built, the Empress of Racnoss.

Experience Design are managing the exhibition which opens on Saturday 28th March and is already sold out for the first two days, and their MD is Martin Wilkie:

"The Empress of Racnoss is the largest prop made for Doctor Who so far. We are in the temporary exhibition space which is in the former cellars at Kelvingrove. We could certainly fit the Empress into the main area, but unfortunately we are in a space which is equally fantastic, just not as tall.

"The fact that the Empress won’t be in Glasgow is a bit of a shame, but we have plenty of other really exciting things."

Despite this there should be plenty on view at the exhibition, including the Face of Boe.  Local businesses have also got into the Doctor Who mood.

The nearby Argyll Hotel in Glasgow’s West End is running "Timelord-themed breaks" which includes a children’s menu that comprises Slitheen soup, Hath haddock and chips even a traditional toad in the hole masquerading as Davros’ Delight (a decidedly down-to-earth treat of Yorkshire pudding stuffed with sausages).

Proprietor Alice Gilmour said: "There has been massive interest in our Doctor Who packages, which include family passes for the exhibition. It is going to be a massive event in terms of tourism for Glasgow and the whole of Scotland."

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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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