July opening for Doctor Who Experience as TARDIS lands at Porth Teigr
14th May 2012
Doctor Who’s TARDIS appeared in Cardiff Bay today as BBC Worldwide confirmed the opening date for its new Doctor Who Experience.
According to the Doctor Who Experience official twitter feed, the Experience will open on Friday 20th July in a specially-constructed building at Porth Teigr. Tickets on sale from 14th June.
The Tardis is ‘parked’ on a newly-built landing stage dedicated to the Doctor Who Experience. When the exhibition opens it will be served by regular water bus and taxi services.
Working closely in partnership with BBC Worldwide and regeneration company Igloo, Cardiff Council has built the 3000 sq metre building in Porth Teigr, next door to the BBC’s new Roath Lock Studios. The building was offially handed over to BBC Worldwide today and the internal fit out take place over the coming weeks.
Ken Poole, Cardiff Council’s Head of Economic Development, said: “Doctor Who is a global brand and is something that has really helped boost the profile of Cardiff internationally. It is very exciting that we are now getting closer to the date that this attraction will open to the public and the countdown really begins from today. This attraction will bring millions of pounds into the economy and the benefits to Cardiff will be immense in terms of tourism.”
Paula Al-Lach, Head of Exhibitions and Events at BBC Worldwide said: We’ve worked hard to create an outstanding visitor attraction with the Doctor Who Experience. It’s the first ever interactive Doctor Who exhibition and for our Cardiff opening we have some exciting new exhibits to be displayed in public for the very first time.”
The first exhibits were moved into the building, including two original Doctor Who costumes, a section of the TARDIS interior wall and the Van Gogh painting of the TARDIS which featured in the series 5 episode Vincent and the Doctor.
Mark Hallett, Development Director at Igloo Regeneration, the team behind Porth Teigr, said: “We are really excited about the benefits that the Doctor Who Experience will bring to the wider South Wales region in terms of visitor numbers and are delighted to welcome the exhibition to its new home at Porth Teigr.”
See photos of the Tardis in Cardiff Bay here.
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