Doctor Who News The Doctor Who Experience closes in February 2012

Published on January 30th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley

Big Finale for Doctor Who Experience!

The Doctor Who Experience closes in February 2012The Doctor Who Experience is preparing for its final week in London this February half term with a whole host of great additional activities are planned to thrill visitors for the last time in London, before the exhibition moves to Cardiff in the summer.

Check out the following list of events which are bound to attract queues of fans to make sure the phenomenal exhibition goes out with a bang!

  • Saturday 11th February sees the return of Doctor Who choreographer Ailsa Berk who will be giving visitors a chance to perfect their monster moves with special lessons on how to walk like a Judoon Trooper or a Cyberman.
  • Monday 13th February, the team from Millennium FX share their behind-the-scenes knowledge on the inspiration behind some of the show’s iconic characters, with live design and sculpt demonstrations, as well as drawing demonstrations on the 17th February.
  • Wednesday 15th February, visitors have the rare opportunity to come face-to-face with the Doctor’s terrifying adversaries, the Cybermen and the telepathic Ood.
  • Thursday 16th February you can become your favourite monster, as Doctor Who makeup technicians will be ready to transform you into your choice of a Silurian, Cyberman, Clockwork Droid or Weeping Angel.

Just a few days later on Wednesday 22nd February the experience will come to a close in advance of its big move to Cardiff. So if you want to have Ood-les of fun this February half term, visit The Doctor Who Experience at London’s Olympia before the 22nd and enjoy events, workshops, special scenes filmed with current Doctor, Matt Smith, and the chance to enter a recreation of the modern TARDIS interior topped off by a breathtaking 3-D finale!


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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+.

2 Responses to Big Finale for Doctor Who Experience!

  1. avatar Rick Lundeen says:

    Now, I’m just confirming here but okay, it’s moving to Cardiff and I hope I’d be safe in assuming that it would be staying there for the foreseeable future and staying there throughout the 50th anniversary? Because frankly, if we ever make a trip to London with the family, it would very likely be during the summer of ’13 during the anniversary year.

  2. avatar Tom Campbell says:

    Aloha from Hawaii! Like most places throughout the galaxy there are a fair number of Whovians about in the land of aloha.

    I’m going to be visiting London for the first (and quite possibly only) time in July of 2012 (10th through 14th) and although my traveling companion is not a Dr. Who fan, I’ve made it clear that I don’t intend on setting foot inside the UK without spending at least one day in Cardiff. Does anyone know if the Dr. Who Experience will have opened in Cardiff by July? I’ve been trying to find information, but so far no joy. If anyone would like to contact me I’m on Facebook under Tom Campbell in Honolulu, or you can email me at . Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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