The new exhibition celebrating the connections between the world of Doctor Who and the world of science has opened in Liverpool’s World Museum

Doctor Who: Worlds of Wonder has opened its doors to the public. The new exhibition, celebrating the links between the longest running science fiction show in the world and the science that inspired it, is packed with exhibits from Doctor Who’s 59 year history. Liverpool’s World Museum is playing host to Worlds of Wonder from now until October, before the exhibition begins a national tour.

Now that the Doctor Who displays are in place, more details have been revealed about what visitors can expect to see. Largely consisting of original screen used props and costumes, the exhibits include a range of props associated with the Doctor:

 

Sonic screwdrivers on display at Doctor Who: Worlds of Wonder (c) BBC Studios. Photo: Robin Clewley Liverpool World Museum
Sonic screwdrivers on display at Doctor Who: Worlds of Wonder (c) BBC Studios. Photo: Robin Clewley
  • The TARDIS Police Box as seen during the Thirteenth Doctor era
  • The TARDIS Console originally created for docudrama An Adventure in Space and Time and also most recently seen in 2021’s Revolution of the Daleks
  • K9, the Doctor’s robot dog
  • Sonic screwdrivers all the way from its first introduction in 1968’s Fury from the Deep right up to the current model, as well as River Song’s version
  • The Doctor’s iconic orange spacesuit as worn by the Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors
  • Spacesuit from 2017’s Oxygen
  • Spacesuit from 2008’s Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
  • Spacesuit from 2010’s Impossible Astronaut story arc

 

Creatures from across the six decades of Doctor Who's history are represented at the exhibition (c) BBC Studios Photo: Robin Clewley Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder Liverpool World Museum
Creatures from across the six decades of Doctor Who’s history are represented at the exhibition (c) BBC Studios Photo: Robin Clewley
There’s also a huge array of creatures and villains from the shows history to meet, including
  • Daleks including the original 1963 design and the 2005 re-design, as well as the 1980s version of their creator Davros
  • Cybermen including the full Cyber-Controller from 2006’s Rise of the Cybermen, along with the helmets of the 1966, 1968, 1975, and 1988 designs and the 1985 Cyber-Controller, as well as Handles from 2013’s The Time of the Doctor
  • Ice Warriors, including both the original 1967 armour and the 2017 Ice Queen design
  • Weeping Angel
  • Sontaran in the 2021 version of their armour
  • Sea Devil as seen in 2022’s Legend of the Sea Devils
  • The Silence (hanging from the ceiling!)
  • Omega in his robes and armour as seen in 1983’s Arc of Infinity
  • The Face of Boe
  • Lady Cassandra (also includes new material recorded by voice actor Zoë Wanamaker)
  • The Fisher King from 2015’s Before the Flood
  • K1 Robot from 1974’s Robot
  • Dreg from 2020’s Orphan 55
  • Skovox Blitzer from 2015’s The Caretaker
  • Daughter of Mine (trapped in her mirror) from 2007’s Human Nature/Family of Blood
  • Emoji Bot from 2017’s Smile
  • Antibody robot from 2011’s Let’s Kill Hitler
  • Kerb!am Man from 2018’s Kerblam!
  • Morbius from 1977’s The Brain of Morbius
  • Gadget from 2009’s The Waters of Mars

 

A collection of Cybermen heads is just one of the exhibits at Worlds of Wonder (c) BBC Studios. Photo: Robin Clewley Doctor Who
A collection of Cybermen heads is just one of the exhibits at Worlds of Wonder (c) BBC Studios. Photo: Robin Clewley
And if that wasn’t enough, there are also displays of the prosthetics, masks, and head for yet more creatures
  • Ood head
  • Silurians, with the heads of both the 1984 and 2010 designs
  • The Flood head from The Waters of Mars
  • Pig Slave head from 2007’s Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks
  • Jabe prosthetic from 2005’s The End of the World
  • Clockwork Man head from 2014’s Deep Breath
  • Voc Robot head from 1977’s The Robots of Death
  • Host Robot head from 2007’s Voyage of the Damned
  • Clockword droid mask from 2006’s The Girl in the Fireplace
  • King Hydroflax heads from 2015’s The Husbands of River Song

..and much, much more besides!

 

The TARDIS has landed at Liverpool World Museum for Worlds of Wonder! (c) BBC Studios. Photo: Robin Clewley Doctor Who Police Box
The TARDIS has landed at Liverpool World Museum for Worlds of Wonder! (c) BBC Studios. Photo: Robin Clewley

Visitors are guided through the exhibits by the voice of Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss. There are also a number of stations where visitors can hear the insights of real life scientists on how Doctor Who’s science fiction compares to science fact.

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder adult tickets are £14 in advance or £16 on the day (concession rates also apply.) Meanwhile, tickets for members are free. In addition to free entry to the exhibition, members receive limitless free entry to all other exhibitions. They also receive discounts in NML shops and cafes and invitations to exclusive events.

 

 

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