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Doctor Who Experience – Full Press release

The Doctor Who Experience

From the BBC Press office

Step into the TARDIS and be part of the adventure… Doctor Who Experience – starring you as the Doctor’s companion

Date: 01.11.2010

BBC Worldwide invite you on a journey of a lifetime. Step inside the TARDIS this spring to take a starring role in your very own Doctor Who adventure at the Doctor Who Experience.

Opening in London on Sunday 20th February 2011 at London’s Olympia Two venue, the Doctor Who Experience promises to be an unmissable adventure featuring an exhilarating and unique walk-through experience and an awe-inspiring exhibition.

Visitors will be invited to step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion on an adventure. Their challenge will be to reunite the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats from a Dalek spaceship and Weeping Angels along the way, before exploring the wonders of Doctor Who at an out of this world exhibition.

The Doctor Who Experience allows visitors to join the Doctor on a journey through time and space, encountering some of the best-loved and scariest monsters from the hit international television series. Special scenes filmed with current Doctor Matt Smith combine with amazing special effects and the chance to enter a recreation of the modern TARDIS interior topped off by a breathtaking 3-D finale. The walk through experience is a fully contained interactive Doctor Who adventure, which puts the public at the heart of the action.


The exhibition element of the Doctor Who Experience will chart the success of the show from the first series in 1963 to the most recent episodes starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Displays will include items never seen before including original costumes, the Tom Baker TARDIS police box and two authentic TARDIS sets from the eras of David Tennant and Peter Davison. The public will also be able to get up close and personal with iconic sets from recent series, including the Pandorica Box and Chair and confront numerous monsters including several generations of the Daleks and Cybermen as well as Silurians an Ice Warrior and a Zygon.

Steven Moffat, Executive Producer and show runner for the hit television series comments: “The Doctor Who Experience is a fan’s dream come true – a fully interactive adventure that will allow viewers of the show to get as close as possible to some of the scariest monsters from the series. It will also be the first time that Doctor Who artefacts from all the show’s 47 year history – classic and new – will be on display together, many of them being seen for the first time. And never mind that, this is the day the Doctor teaches you how to fly the TARDIS through time and space, and takes you into battle with all his deadliest enemies in a brand new adventure. So steady your nerves and bring your own sofa – the Doctor needs you!”


Doctor Who star, Matt Smith, who has recorded a series of special, new scenes exclusive to the Doctor Who Experience comments: “The whole concept of the Doctor Who Experience, which will give fans a chance to star in their very own Doctor Who adventure, is massively exciting! I hope as many people as possible enjoy boarding the TARDIS next year to embark upon an exhilarating and sometimes terrifying adventure through time and space.”

BBC Worldwide is pleased to announce that it is planning to relocate the Doctor Who Experience to a long term home in Cardiff in 2012.
The Doctor Who Experience promises to be an unmissable adventure for the whole family to enjoy.

The Doctor needs your help – are you brave enough to step in to the TARDIS and join the adventure?

Door Price / Advance peak / Advance off-peak

* Adult: £20.00 / £18.00 / £15.50
* Child (5 to 16): £15.50 /£14.00 /£12.50
* Under 5’s are free
* Family of 4: £62.00 / £52.00 /£46.00
* Schools/Groups/Tour Operators: separate pricing.

Tickets for the show are on sale through



  • booboo

    November 4th, 2010 - 5:35pm

    I am buying most of my christmas gifts at the shop if they
    have one

    There will be exclusive merchandise

  • dalek stratagist

    November 4th, 2010 - 4:41pm

    Love the two pics I am buying most of my christmas gifts at the shop if they have one

  • paul c

    November 4th, 2010 - 3:22pm

    Definitely want to go an d see this and i have no doubt i will get harrassed by my son to go too! now just got to decide if i should face the daleks or run away…could do both i suppose!
    ROLL ON 2011 WOO HOO 🙂

  • Patrick Slee

    November 4th, 2010 - 6:59am

    Lucky sods. Why won’t they ever do anything in Australia? The US even gets fantastic things and we get NOTHING!

  • k man

    November 3rd, 2010 - 9:23am

    Oh my giddy aunt……
    (Falls down dead from excitment……………..)

  • Thou Villan

    November 2nd, 2010 - 10:33pm

    WHY CAN’T THEY EVER COME TO THE US!?!?!?!? (falls on the floor in a blubbering heap) I want to defeat the daleks…(whimpered…)

  • dr daddy cool 67

    November 2nd, 2010 - 9:11pm

    Why not bring it to Scotland yet still keep a bit in London????

  • The Pandorica

    November 2nd, 2010 - 8:13pm

    Sounds great! But why is it in London? Everything’s in London. Just because it’s the capital city, people must think it’s the law to have things there.

  • I Love Cybermen

    November 2nd, 2010 - 7:06pm

    Always in london or Cardiff. As a York Dr who fan I weep.

  • Chris97

    November 2nd, 2010 - 6:23pm

    It’s unfortunatly positioned in London and Cardiff as museum-esque buildings.They will not move.


    November 2nd, 2010 - 6:12pm

    why dont they do it in the doctor who live locations?

  • Tom

    November 2nd, 2010 - 4:23pm

    This is ridiculous! Not everyone lives in London and Cardiff yano why not come to Liverpool or Manchester?

  • Holly

    November 2nd, 2010 - 4:21pm

    this sounds awesome!

    I am really going to nag at my family if I want to go (which I really do)!

  • AlphaOmega

    November 2nd, 2010 - 9:48am

    Looks very good! I missed DW live, so I wanna go to this 🙂

  • The New Doctor

    November 2nd, 2010 - 6:57am

    i want to go now

  • dalekdrone

    November 1st, 2010 - 8:35pm

    But Doctor Who Live Has just opened AND it wont finish until the end of winter and know here comes the series 5 exhibition

  • Exterminate

    November 1st, 2010 - 8:21pm

    Come to Cumbria, seen dr who live in Manchester and that was awesome 🙂

  • cjayp33

    November 1st, 2010 - 6:54pm

    looks awesome and I will/want to go. I missed out on who live due to uni, but can defo make this. Seems like it is adding an interactive experience to the exhibitions (i have been to the Brighton, london and I think blackpool one) I am excited it will cover all the eras even though most exhibitions do they focus on the new/current series.

  • The Doctor

    November 1st, 2010 - 6:50pm

    OMG!!!!!!!It looks freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    November 1st, 2010 - 6:45pm

    now we can finally enter the world of the doctor

  • I Love Cybermen

    November 1st, 2010 - 5:27pm

    Holy cow! I’ve just exhausted my parents money supply on the wonderful Dr Who Live- they could have waited a bit so we could replenish!
    By being in the Tardis do they mean the Tom Baker eara one or the Matt Smith era one?

  • tardistik

    November 1st, 2010 - 4:49pm

    is this only in London or is it a moving thing like Doctor Who Live please can you get back to me booboo!

  • dalek stratagist

    November 1st, 2010 - 4:47pm

    Sounds brilliant hope to takea vist

  • biggest doctor who fan

    November 1st, 2010 - 4:03pm

    that looks brilliant
    I might go , I was going to go to the live show but hten i never did
    killing the daleks though looks absolutly great
    love to learn how to fly the new tardis, easily know how to fly the old tardis by playing attack of the graske

  • pupbenny

    November 1st, 2010 - 3:46pm

    I’m probably going to this! 🙂 My dad just dhowed me it! 🙂

  • Simon Bromley

    November 1st, 2010 - 12:26pm

    Thank god it’s going to Cardiff. Still miles away from where I am (Sheffield), but Who’s spiritual home, and where the exhibition belongs!

  • adaaam

    November 1st, 2010 - 8:30am

    come to edinburgh!

  • Peter

    November 1st, 2010 - 8:04am

    Really happy this is coming to Cardiff, looks like we get to walk through the Tardis and we are getting classic exhibits as well

  • yt

    November 1st, 2010 - 7:45am

    This sound brilliant. more than an exhibition and new and classic series stuff together

  • dalek eternal

    November 1st, 2010 - 7:42am

    im glad that it,ll eventually be in cardiff it looks amazing


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