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The Doctor Who Experience

The Doctor Who Experience in Both London and Cardiff sadly closed down some time ago. We hope it comes back but it’s not looking likely. We thought you’d like to see our photos from the Doctor Who Experience, it was an incredible thing to visit and be a part of, for my then, very small kids. Both, like their mum, are still devoted Whovians.

The Doctor Who Experience in London

We, kind of almost, flew half way around the world just for this Doctor Who Exhibition, from Australia, to the UK. (visiting my parents and my home country, Wales, was a big pull, too).

The boys and I are huge Doctor Who fans. The Doctor Who Experience exhibition at Olympia, London will stay in our memories forever, it was awesome and such a great mother-son bonding trip.

There are so many great things to do with kids in London, but on this trip, the Doctor was the winner.

It may sound stupid to you, but we build a lot of the boys’ homeschool curriculum around what comes up in Doctor Who, it’s a great way to introduce a topic or an era and get them excited by it, everything from Van Gogh to Hitler to the Romans, it gets their imaginations sparking. The Who curriculum will be a future post over on my homeschool website.

Just a few self-indulgent photos for now, of one of our best days out, ever.

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D was inside the Dalek, driving the egg whisk and talking into the voice changer. All photos of me were taken by a six-year-old, he did OK!

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That Doctor Who toy in Boo’s hand got us into a lot of trouble with customs, another post for that one too!

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That is the actual Pandorica chair that the Doctor sat in. They took photos and superimposed us onto some cool backgrounds, which I can’t find midst the chaos of packing.

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My Doctors. Pertwee and Baker. I’m not a big fan of the wet vet as a character but we bump into the actor from time to time in Richmond, our London base.

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Console rooms from many eras.

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Monsters and aliens from the whole history of the series.

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No, they’re not upside down.

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It’s not just a display of costumes, sets and creatures, there are also a couple of amazing interactive experiences, the Doctor himself taught us to fly the TARDIS at one point. But I won’t spoil it for you.

Suspend disbelief, tap into your inner child, or better stil, l take a few kids and just watch their joy. It’s absolutely brilliant!

I’ve saved the best ’til last.

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The Doctor Who Experience then moved from London to Cardiff Bay,  where Doctor Who was made. We visited that one too.

UPDATE: We visited Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who at Christmas 2013. The post is here!

If you have an interest in Doctor Who, sorry you missed it, it was great.  Any other Who fans out there?

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