The Doctor Who Experience has officially been handed the keys to its new location in Cardiff.
Doors to the new 3,000 sq m building in Porth Teigr – next to the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios, where the show is filmed – will open on the 20th July with tickets going on sale on 14th June.
In the coming weeks all kinds of props, memorabilia and sets will be making their way to the new 3,000 sq m building in Porth Teigr – next door to the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios where the show is made – after the Experience closed in London last February.
Paula Al-Lach, head of exhibitions and events at new tenants BBC Worldwide told the BBC:
“I’m thrilled to be formally accepting the keys to the building on Monday and can’t wait to start moving in.”
The exhibition, which expected to attract over 250,000 visitors, promises to add new exhibits – some of which will be displayed to the public for the very first time – to the world’s most extensive collection of original Doctor Who costumes and artefacts stretching back almost 50 years to the very first series.
The content of the exhibition is updated constantly with new items from the television series to ensure it is ever changing offering fans the chance to get up close to the incredible sets, costumes and props that feature in their favourite show. New items to be shown to the public for the first time in Cardiff include the Doctor’s cradle seen in A Good Man Goes to War; the Silence spaceship and Matt Smith’s sonic cane from Let’s Kill Hitler with many more items being kept under wraps until the doors open
Ken Poole, Cardiff Council’s head of economic development, commented:
“Doctor Who is a global brand and is something that has really helped boost the profile of Cardiff internationally.”
So we only have to wait until July – not before time, we think you’ll agree!