Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience will shut its doors for six weeks from 1st September – in order to regenerate!
Currently, the Experience sees visitors save the Eleventh Doctor from the Pandorica (2 – yes, they built another one and didn’t even paint it a different colour), but Eleven’s Hour is over now; the clock is striking Twelve’s. Bow tie-wearing fans have got until 31st August to see the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, in action at the exhibition one final time before a new storyline will encompass the specially-built site with Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi.
BBC Worldwide hope to have the new exhibition (complete with props from Series 8) ready for the school holidays at the tail-end of October.
And starting tomorrow, the Doctor Who Walking Tours also return, taking you around Cardiff to locations used in the series. The tours will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 14th June and 20th July, and more regularly throughout the summer holidays, but for further details – and to book tickets of course – check out their website. The Experience also houses the only official Doctor Who shop… which even includes Target novels!
It’s a Time Lord’s dream (it’s also paradise for humans).
In October 2012, Matt Smith told Kasterborous:
“To have all these monsters – all these Doctor Who-related things – under one roof is an absolute joy. It’s fantastic. And I’m very proud to be part of a show that can put on an event like this.”
On a personal note, I’m very sad that the inevitable is imminent. As I’ve previously mentioned, Matt is My Doctor and it’s a harsh fact that this part of history has to come to a close. Nonetheless, I’m sure the Doctor Who Experience will continue to be absolutely excellent. I’ve visited a number of times – each time was a joy – and fully recommend it to everyone.