After drawing crowds of Doctor Who fans to Cardiff for five successful years, The Doctor Who Experience is closing its doors to the public on the 9th September this year. This summer, to mark the end of their run, visitors are invited to join a number of special events throughout the summer holidays.
Returning for the final summer season are the Filming Location Walking Tours. These 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 including props, costumes and sets will also be added into the Experience. These will join the Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie costumes already on display, with the finished exhibition being unveiled on the 8th July.
Earlier this year 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 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 as its theme. The day will include workshops and question and answer sessions with monster-makers, Millennium FX. There’ll be a chance for fans to be converted into Cybermen, and live Mondasian Cybermen will be 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 and 1st July, screened in the Experience’s exhibition area.
Fans can look forward to the biggest Doctor Who Experience Cosplay Celebration yet on the 5th August. Fans will be invited and encouraged to visit dressed as their favourite Doctor Who character or monster.
Look out for further information on the Doctor Who Experience facebook page