The Doctor Who Experience has landed

If you’ve ever fantasised about taking a flight in the TARDIS, you may be about to get your chance. The Doctor Who Experience invites you to step aboard and join the Doctor on an adventure through time and space.

The Doctor Who Experience opened on Sunday at London’s Olympia Two venue, and promises to be an unmissable event featuring an “exhilarating and unique walk-through experience and an awe-inspiring exhibition.”

Visitors are invited to step through a crack in time to become the Doctor’s companion on an adventure.  Their challenge is 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.

When I was a child I had a TARDIS “wendy house”, and over the years I’ve sometimes wondered whether it would be possible to build a recreation of the main console… hey, this is called Geek-Speak for a reason, you know! So you may understand when I say I’m seriously excited by the possibility of visiting a full-size recreation of the TARDIS console room.

The exhibition element of the Doctor Who Experience charts the success of the show from the first series in 1963 to the most recent episodes starring Matt Smith and Karen Gillan.  Displays 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 are also 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.

BBC Worldwide have also announced that the Experience will be moving to a long-term home in Cardiff in 2012, so it should hopefully be around for your geeky enjoyment for a long time to come.

Checking on the Doctor Who Experience website as I write this, I see that it’s fully booked until 28th February and visitors are already being encouraged to book for Easter. If you have the opportunity, it’s probably worth looking at trying to get a ticket for a non-holiday date. Otherwise, book well in advance!

Enjoy the gallery of pre-opening shots below and, if you’ve had the chance to visit the Experience why not tell us what you thought in the comments?

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