The TARDIS is to land at the Natural History Museum next weekend for a free evening of Doctor Who themed events next week

As part of its Lates strand, the Natural History Museum in London will play host to the TARDIS and members of the Doctor Who team. The special free event is called Lates: Doctor Who – Science in the Fiction. It aims to inspire an interest in science and nature in the young and old alike. All through the prism of the universe’s favourite Time Lord.

The Natural History Museum was revealed in Big Finish’s Torchwood: The Victorian Age as the original home of Torchwood One before Canary Wharf was constructed. Meanwhile it also featured in the Tenth Doctor Adventures story The Creeping Death. That saw David Tennant and Catherine Tate fighting the possessed exhibits when they came to life. But now the TARDIS is landing there for real.

The Museum of the Moon installation at the Natural History Museum (c) Natural History Museum
The Museum of the Moon installation at the Natural History Museum (c) Natural History Museum

The night’s free attractions will include:

The TARDIS and the Moon: The Natural History Museum is currently home to Luke Jerram’s six metre tall replica of the moon, Museum of the Moon. The Doctor’s iconic space/time machine will be parked under it for the night, so be sure to get a unique selfie

Smith and Jones: The 2007 episode Smith and Jones, starring David Tennant and Freema Agyeman, will be shown in the Attenborough Studio. Seating is limited, on a first come, first served basis. But there are four showings over the course of the night, though.

Naturally Monsterous: Doctor Who monster makers Millennium FX will also be on hand to give a talk. Specifically they’ll be discussing how real life animals can inspire the look of Doctor Who monsters like the Judoon.

Mission to Mars: You’ll have the chance to program your own Lego robot. Set loose on an accurate scale model of part of the red planet’s surface, will your robot have what it takes to navigate it?

Pop-Up Science Stations: Talk to the scientists that work at the Museum about the latest research. You’ll also get to see some of their most exciting exhibits.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Experience nature photography like never before. With large scale light boxes which show you ever detail.

The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Martha Jones (Freema Agyema) and The Jadoon - Doctor Who - Smith and Jones (c) BBC
The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant), Martha Jones (Freema Agyema) and The Judoon in Smith and Jones – which will shown on the night (c) BBC Studios

There will also be a number of paid events on the same night:

The Spirit Collection (£15): A special collection of artefacts from the Natural History Museum collection, highlighting the incredible diversity of forms of life on Earth

Silent Disco (£22): From 10pm to 1am, the Museum is given over to music. Dance in the iconic Hintze Hall under the graceful curves of Hope the blue whale.

The Sient Disco at the Natural History Museum (c) Natural History Museum
The Silent Disco at the Natural History Museum (c) Natural History Museum

Lates: Doctor Who – Science in the Fiction

Lates: Doctor Who – Science in the Fiction will be on Friday the 25th of October at the Natural History Museum in Kensington, London from 6.30pm to 10pm. It will be followed by a Silent Disco from 10pm to 1am. The main event is free, and requires no tickets or pre-booking. However, individual events may advise booking ahead. Full details at the Natural History Museum site.

 

 

 

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