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June 14th, 2017 14 comments

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Doctor Who Experience Plans Action Packed last Summer

  • Doctor Who Experience to close on the 9th September 2017
  • Tickets for the final months will be available from midday Friday 16th June
  • Monster Events and Location Tours planned in conjunction with Series 10
  • Special Cosplay Celebration in August

The Doctor Who Experience is to mark the attraction’s closure with a whole summer jam-packed with tours and activities. After a successful, five-year tenure in Cardiff, visitors are invited to join a number of special events before the venue closes its doors on 9th September.

The summer holidays mark the return of the Filming Location Walking Tours. This final season of tours, starting from the 8th July, are a 75 minute walk in and around Cardiff Bay and feature sites from Series 10 and memorable locations from previous series.

Series 10 content will also be added into the Experience, with the finished exhibition being unveiled on the 8th July. This will include props, costumes and sets from Series 10, that will join the Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie costumes which are already part of the exhibition.

Earlier this year we announced that the Yeti from The Web of Fear, during Patrick Troughton’s incarnation as the Doctor, was voted by fans as the Doctor Who monster they’d most like to see restored as part of the ongoing Restoration Project. So to celebrate, Model Unit expert, Mike Tucker will also be on hand on the 8th July to reveal the final, renovated monster in all its glory to visitors.

On 22nd July, the Experience will host its final Monster Event, with the Cybermen at its theme. The day will include workshops and question and answer sessions with monster-makers, Millennium FX; a chance for fans to be converted into Cybermen; as well as live Mondasian Cybermen roaming the Experience floor.

The day will be completed with a viewing of the final two-part episode, first screened on BBC One on 24th June & 1st July, screened in the Experience’s exhibition area.

Later in the holidays, on the 5th August, fans can look forward to the biggest Doctor Who Experience Cosplay Celebration yet. Fans will be invited and encouraged to visit dressed as their favourite Doctor Who character or monster.

Fans should keep an eye on for news of additional events and features in the final weeks of the Experience. News of how we are planning further ways of taking Doctor Who directly to our audience, and how we are using the filming locations to continue the commercial presence of Doctor Who in Cardiff, will be communicated in due course.

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  • Thetasigma

    August 2nd, 2017 - 10:15pm

    i was there on 29th july and enjoyed my visit, yes im very disappointed that the site is to close and wonder if more could have been done to keep it running?
    As for its successor i hope they take note at what Warner Brothers did with the harry potter experience and the size of that place! could you image what the BBC could do with a facility 3 time larger than cardiff?
    I just hope a new site (near cardiff?) will be announced soon!

  • The Doctor 2017

    July 28th, 2017 - 10:46pm

    What classic figure sets do they sell at the experience

  • Simon W

    July 22nd, 2017 - 9:16am

    i know I’m old but I always feel young at hearts going to it. My dad got me the conversion upgrade as well. cant wait. 🙂

  • Nelsonator

    July 12th, 2017 - 11:20pm

    It’s the same for me, it lands on my bday too, so that’s also a present for me.

  • Simon W

    July 11th, 2017 - 8:48pm

    Yes I’m going to the Cybermen event. I can’t wait for it Bday prezzy from my parents.

  • Katrina Ingram

    July 9th, 2017 - 4:07am

    I’m disappointed that the Experience is closing. I live in America and am hoping to visit the UK in 3 years and had hoped to see it then. Oh well, guess I am stuck with what I can find on Amazon Prime video and/or Netflix.

  • Harold Saxon

    June 25th, 2017 - 12:30am

    Updated location tour yes! New props yes! I’m coming back !

  • Nelsonator

    June 17th, 2017 - 6:55pm

    Hope so

  • Tim M

    June 17th, 2017 - 1:46pm

    I hope they decide to relocate the ‘Doctor Who Experience’ somewhere else in the U.K at some point.

  • The Doctor 2017

    June 15th, 2017 - 5:23pm

    Im going

  • Nelsonator

    June 14th, 2017 - 10:10pm

    I was hoping they would have the Mondasian Cybermen costumes in the Studio Tour when I went in May but they weren’t. But since there are going to be in the Experience and live on the floor too, I just can’t wait to get a selfie and be converted into one ( hopefully the Mondasian Cybermen) and best thing of all it lands on my Birthday so I am definitely going!

  • Harold Saxon

    June 14th, 2017 - 9:47pm

    I love Cardiff ! I recognise so many locations across the city and beyond that I have been to

  • Doctor Stu

    June 14th, 2017 - 8:30pm

    Literally just got back today if I’d known these were on I’d have waited

  • Harold Saxon

    June 14th, 2017 - 1:50pm

    This sounds fantastic , I’m going there on Monday next week for my possibly final visit , i will miss this attraction very much .

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