‘Doctor Who Experience’ confirm proposed Cardiff location

BBC Worldwide and Cardiff City Council have confirmed that planning permission has been sought for the construction of a long-term home for the Doctor Who Experience when it relocates from London’s Olympia to Wales next year.

The proposed 3000 sq metre building in Porth Teigr would bring the attraction to Cardiff in Spring 2012.

BBC Worldwide announced in September last year that it planned to move the attraction to Cardiff during 2012, following the closure of the former Doctor Who Exhibition in Cardiff’s Red Dragon Centre in March 2011.

Philip Murphy, Managing Director for Live Events at BBC Worldwide commented: “The Doctor Who Experience opened to tremendous critical and customer reviews. Having a long-term home in a purpose-built facility in Cardiff will enable us to develop the Experience even further as the premier fan destination for Doctor Who. We’ve worked very closely with Cardiff Council to bring the Experience to Cardiff, and we believe that it will draw fans to the Welsh capital from around the world”.

Keith Jones, Director of BBC Cymru Wales, says: “Wales is the home of Doctor Who – our original made-in-Wales drama success story – so locating this fantastic experience in Cardiff Bay is a great development. The show will have moved into its brand new production home at Roath Lock Studios by this time next year. It’s therefore very exciting that around the same time audiences will be able to come and enjoy such a thrilling experience, within a stone’s throw of where the magic is made.”

> Read our interview with BAFTA-winning special effects expert Mike Tucker, who was in charge of refurbishing the monsters and props for the Doctor Who Experience.

The Doctor Who Experience will remain open at London’s Olympia Two until 20th November 2011.

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