National Museums Liverpool has seen a surge in retail sales following the launch of the world premiere of the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition.
Revealing the science behind Doctor Who, the exhibition itself landed in Liverpool this May at the World Museum – creating huge demand for memorabilia from the hit TV show. A pop-up Doctor Who store at the city centre venue and online shop has sold more than 11,000 items since it launched – making history for National Museums Liverpool as its fastest selling retail range.
Memorabilia designed especially for the exhibition and classic gadgets are among the most in-demand items, including an exclusive Gallifreyan alphabet artwork.
Karen O’Connor, National Museums Liverpool’s Director of Commercial Enterprises, said:
Helen Dickey, from the retail team at National Museums Liverpool, added:
Bringing with it nearly 60 years of TV history, Doctor Who spans generations – and it’s been hard to keep up with demand from both kids and adults for many of our products.
As well as hosting the world premiere of the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition, National Museums Liverpool’s venues have also starred as the backdrop for 79, following filming at the Museum of Liverpool with cast members John Bishop and Nadia Albina last year.
National Museums Liverpool looks after some of the most visited museums in England outside of London. It relies on funding, as well as membership, donations and income from retail, venue hire, events and filming, to keep its attractions and the work it does in the community running.
Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder has been extended until 6 November at the World Museum. More information on available at liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/doctorwho
The online shop ihas a number of exclusive Doctor Who items, a couple of which include:
For those fascinated by the Gallifreyan language spoken by the Time Lords, this specially created mounted print has been made exclusively for the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition.