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October 2nd, 2013 3 comments

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Daleks Invade the National Media Museum Bradford

Daleks invade the National Media Museum this October half term

They are Doctor Who’s greatest enemy, and now the Daleks are invading the National Media Museum in Bradford as part of a Doctor Who October half term extravaganza.

Doctor Who Family Fun (Saturday 26 October – Sunday 3 November) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the popular BBC show with daily activities for all ages.

Visitors can make a light-up TARDIS, a moving Dalek, or create their own Doctor Who monster to take home.

Learning programme coordinator Elaine Richmond said: “We hope families will join us this half term to help keep the Museum from the clutches of the dreaded Daleks. We’re very excited about this event and promise a lot of Doctor Who-themed fun and activities in anticipation of the 50th anniversary episode next month.”

Doctor Who Family Fun also gives fans of the show the chance to find out more about the hero’s greatest foe as they come face-to-face with the intergalactic villains in the Science of Daleks event, as well as testing their knowledge of all things Doctor Who in a family quiz.

Other activities include a behind-the-scenes film showing how a Doctor Who episode is made, and a screening of the classic 2013 episode Nightmare in Silver, written by Neil Gaiman and featuring the return of the Cybermen, with Matt Smith as Doctor Who.

Most events are free, but there is a £1 charge for the Light-up Tardis and Motorised Dalek workshops.

Thanks to BBC and BBC Worldwide for their support in presenting Doctor Who Family Fun at the National Media Museum.

Entry to the Museum is free.

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All activities are taking place daily from 10am – 4pm, 26 October – 3 November, and are free unless stated otherwise.

Light up the TARDIS

Light up the Doctor’s TARDIS by making a simple circuit, LED lights and a battery in this fun and hands on activity that you can take home. £1, drop in.

The Science of the Daleks

How do Daleks move and communicate? Find out more about the Doctors greatest enemy in the Science of the Daleks. Free, drop in, suitable for children aged 7 and over.

Under 6s: Monster Making

Doctor Who has defeated many different sorts of monsters and aliens over the years. Make your own monster to take home and then watch our monster talk.

Free, drop in, suitable for children aged 6 and under.

Motorised Daleks

Build a Dalek and watch it move around! Using small motors and a power source you will be able to make your Dalek roam around the room. £1, drop in.

Doctor Who? A Family Quiz

Do you know a Silurian from a Cyberman? Test your knowledge in our family friendly Doctor Who quiz (30 mins). Free, tickets available from box office.

Doctor Who: Behind the Scenes

Join us for a look behind the scenes of Doctor Who and discover how an episode is made (30mins). Free, tickets available from box office.

Episode: Nightmare in Silver

Doctor who visits the greatest theme park in the universe, only to come face to face with a deadly silver resurrection of Cybermen (45mins). Free, tickets available from box office.

Virtual Studio

Step into Doctor Who in the Experience TV gallery to learn how chromakey (blue screen technology) is used to create special effects. Free, drop in.

About The National Media Museum:

The National Media Museum in Bradford, West Yorkshire, opened in 1983 with the remit to explore the art and science behind images and image-making, and has since become one of the most visited UK museums outside London. It draws from more than 3.5 million objects in its National Photography, Television, Cinematography and New Media Collections to create special exhibitions, interactive galleries and activities for families and adults.

It is home to Europe’s first IMAX cinema screen, the Pictureville Cinema and Cubby Broccoli Cinema. Entry to the Museum is free.

For more information visit

The National Media Museum is also hosting a new exhibition Doctor Who and Me: 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans from 23 November 2013 – 9 February 2014.

We aim to be the best museum in the world for inspiring people to learn about, engage with and create media.



  • matparks08

    October 26th, 2013 - 12:45am

    starts tomorrow for one week only – if you come to visit the museum pop in and see me on level 6 and say hello

  • matparks08

    October 3rd, 2013 - 4:31pm

    Just to confirm, this is not the Doctor Who Fan exhibition, this is a special Doctor Who half term week, the exhibition follows later, and is solely based on the new series and aimed at families with children rather than hardcore fans. The episode had to be one from the last series, hence, Nightmare in Silver

  • Scott’s TARDIS

    October 2nd, 2013 - 10:10pm


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