Doctor Who Experience?? Calling all Whovian! Calling all Whovians!
I have to admit to you that when planning our trip to the UK, I did send us a few hours out of our way just to go to this museum. The museum is currently (Aug 2015) located in Cardiff, but I have read that in 2017 it is scheduled to be moved. We were traveling from Edinburgh, Scotland to London by planning to go thru Manchester and Stonehenge. Really it added an extra 3 hours driving to our trip and we had to stay overnight in Cardiff…Doctor Who Experience, totally worth it!
Driving into Cardiff was very easy since it was Sunday morning and with a little preplanning we found that there a few parking garages within walking distance of the museum. We knew the general direction we needed to go to get to the museum and started on our way. After a few minutes, we came across this cute little sign and knew that we were in the right place and going in the right direction. I wanna say that the walk from the parking garage to the museum was maybe a 10-minute walk and you are right on Cardiff Bay so the views are pretty fantastic.
As you get closer and closer to the museum, you start to see more things to get you excited. Not sure if that was on purpose or just me. We saw a Tardis statue over a dock and also some larger signs that showed characters from the show. Either way it was a great way to lead up to the museum. We ended up arriving a little before the opening time so we had some time to look around the outside. Once the museum doors were opened we went inside to find a nice lobby area with a small restaurant.
The first part of the Doctor Who Experience that you will go through is an “Interactive Experience” with the Doctor. It is a little cheesy but if you let yourself have fun with it and go along with the story it is really kinda cute. We enjoyed “flying” the Tardis and defeating the bad guys! After that, you are released into the rest of the museum to free wander and see memorabilia from the show. You will so much stuff from throughout the history of the show. Costumes, props, good guys, bad guys and everything in between.
After wandering through at our own paces, we eventually all met up near the exit to the museum. This exit led you to the gift shop before ultimately leading you outside the building. The gift shop had lots of things available and the pricing wasn’t that bad considering it is a gift shop.
All in all, we had a really fun time visiting the Doctor Who Experience and in a few years I would visit again to see it in a new location with new items displayed.