The items come from Series 7, including the dress worn by Riann Steele (Queen Nefertiti); Oswin the chained-up Dalek; three cherubs; a sneaky pterodactyl; and the dress worn by Jenna-Louise Coleman’s Oswin Oswald (described today as “infamous”!).
Matt revealed the new exhibits on the second floor, posing for photographs, and flanked by the two robots from Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, one of which spurting out David Mitchell’s voice intermittently. The robots themselves got a round of applause from Matt and the assembled press as they clunked in and out of the exhibition. Matt obviously loved it:
Though he previously attended the exhibition when it launched in London, Matt hasn’t officially visited it in its new home at Discovery Quay in Port Teigr. It’s most notable for housing three TARDIS sets: the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors’; the Ninth and Tenth Doctors’ (both originals – the latter of which was last seen in 2011’s The Doctor’s Wife); and the Eleventh Doctor’s (a replica as the real one is, y’know, actually in use).
Clare Hudson, Head of BBC Wales Production, and thus partly responsible for bringing Doctor Who back, said:
Upon its London launch in February 2011, showrunner, Steven Moffat – who also wrote all the interactive scenes performed by Matt and Nicholas Briggs – said:
Previous items still on show include a Special Weapons Dalek from Remembrance of the Daleks (1988) and Asylum of the Daleks; the K1 Robot (from, uh, Robot and initially on show at Blackpool’s long-standing but now closed exhibition); and the Silence with their time ship.
The Doctor Who Experience is open until 2017 – but with the new Series 7 attractions, there’s no better time to visit!