BBC Worldwide have confirmed the Doctor Who Experience will close on Saturday 9th September 2017
The Experience, based at Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay
, opened in July 2012 after a brief run in London. During its five-year tenure, it has welcomed many fans to the welsh capital with its interactive experience and displays of sets and props from the series.
The Experience has planned a number of special events throughout the summer with tickets for the final period being released from midday on Friday 16th June
The Filming Location Walking Tours
will return from the 8th July. These are a 75-minute walk around Cardiff Bay and features sites from Series 10 and memorable locations from previous series.
Series 10 content will be brought 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 it was 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.
Ticket information is available from doctorwhoexperience.com