Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Where Science meets Fiction will be touring the UK from May 2022, with further international tours dates being planned
BBC Studios have announced a new touring exhibition of Doctor Who props and costumes in association with Sarner, the team behind the Doctor Who Experience. For five years the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff gave a home to Doctor Who costumes, sets and props. Now a selection of such items from across the show’s six decade history will be going on tour. Their travels will take them first across the UK and then around the world. The ground-breaking Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Where Science meets Fiction plunges fans of all ages into a scientific universe. There they’ll explore the ways in which science has played a part in the world’s longest running science fiction show.
Discover the science of time travel with the TARDIS, and meet a menagerie of monsters
The eight zones set within this educational exhibition cover a diverse selection of exciting scientific topics. All while drawing in content pieces from across the Doctor Who universe.
Visitors can journey through Cosmic Curiosities. And in the TARDIS Tech room, they’ll discover more about the time traveling Police Box. And along the way they’ll learn about the science behind time travel and whether it is really possible. Or visit the Monster Vault to get up close with some of the weird and wonderful characters that have graced our screens.
The user journey for this engaging experience will take approximately 90 minutes, inspiring schools, family groups and fans. Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public from October 2021.
“Doctor Who provides a perfect guide through the wondrous worlds of space, time and life sciences.”
Paula Al-Lach, BBC Studios Events Director, Live Entertainment spoke to the official Doctor Who site about how pleased they were to reunite with Sarner. “[We’re] delighted to be working with Sarner again, following their creation of the Doctor Who Experience. It is really exciting to explore Doctor Who from this perspective and have the opportunity to take the exhibition to fans globally.”
Meanwhile, Ed Cookson, Sarner International’s Projects Director, highlighted the perfect match between Doctor Who and science education. “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity to work with BBC Studios again,” he said, “For almost 60 years Doctor Who has been exploring mind-bending scientific developments, and has also influenced a generation of scientists, engineers, and artists. The iconic characters, monsters, stories, and settings of the television series provide a perfect guide through the wondrous worlds of space, time and life sciences.”