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The Doctor Who Experience Officially Opens In Cardiff

Yesterday saw the relocated Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff officially open.

Doctor Who fans from across the UK and beyond were greeted by monsters from the series in Cardiff Bay close to the BBC’s Roath Lock Studios where the show is filmed.

8 year-old Ellis James from Blackwood
in Caerphilly officially opened the
experience dressed as The Doctor.

Thousands of tickets were bought before the official opening yesterday and it is expected that the new attraction, which is based in a council built building, will attract up to 250,000 visitors a year.

Philip Murphy, the managing director of BBC worldwide live events said, “It has created work too, because a lot of local people have been hired to create this, and through the additional tourism it’ll bring in”

He added, “Hopefully it will become an important part of the tourism trail in Cardiff”

“The exhibit will change over time too as new props and costumes featured in TV episodes will be put on show.”

The Silence were among several
monsters giving visitors a scare
on Friday.
Business Minister, Edwina Hart said the exhibition was a “great coup for Cardiff and Wales’ profile internationally”.

She added, “Doctor Who fans span the globe and the programme has been televised in 50 countries. This unique exhibition is expected to attract a quarter of a million visitors a year to its Cardiff Bay venue and boosting our tourism industry, which is already worth over £4bn a year to the Welsh economy”

The Doctor Who Experience is based in a 3,000 sq m building is at Porth Teigr, next to the BBC’s Roath Lock studios, where Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobol y Cwm are produced.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the official website.

[Source: BBC Worldwide]