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BBC Studios and Sarner have partnered on a brand new exhibition, 'Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder'

We are incredibly excited to announce that Sarner International has teamed up with BBC Studios on a brand new touring Doctor Who exhibition. 'Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Where Science meets Fiction' will explore the science behind the longest running science fiction show in the world and will give fans a chance to experience the Doctor’s adventures from a scientific perspective.

Doctor Who WOW
In this photo  - Doctor Who WOW - a concept drawing

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder will be wowing audiences at several locations across the world, with the world premiere launching at National Museums Liverpool in the UK in May 2022.

This ground-breaking venture plunges fans of all ages into a scientific universe to explore the various ways in which science has played a part in the longest running science fiction show in the world, Doctor Who. The eight zones set within this educational exhibition cover a diverse selection of exciting scientific topics while drawing in content pieces from the full canon of the TV show. 

In the Cosmic Curiosities zone, through a range of hands-on immersive experiences and interactive content, visitors can explore deep space phenomena such as black holes and wormholes, discover why the TARDIS might be bigger on the inside, and find out if time travel really is possible.  A visit to the Monster Vault is an opportunity to get up close with a rogue’s gallery of some of the iconic aliens that have menaced the Doctor – and learn about their connections with real science. The exhibition also explores life on Earth: how weird and wonderful nature has inspired ideas seen in Doctor Who, and how the natural world is often stranger than fiction. Plus, as technology races ahead, what might it mean for the future of our species – and our planet?

The user journey for this engaging experience will take approximately 90 minutes, inspiring schools, family groups and fans of the show. Tickets are now available for purchase to the general public: 

liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/doctorwho

Following our work on the hugely successful Doctor Who Experience in both London and Cardiff, Sarner worked closely with BBC Studios to design, create and produce this new experience, Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder, to WOW fans next year. 

Paula Al-Lach, BBC Studios Events Director, Live Entertainment said that the team were “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.”

Ed Cookson, Projects Director, Sarner International, said: “We couldn’t be more thrilled with the opportunity to work with BBC Studios again. 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."

Fiona Philpott, Director of Exhibitions at National Museums Liverpool, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming the world premiere of 'Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder' to World Museum. We’re so lucky to be the first museum in the world to host this must-see experience, which offers exclusive insight for Doctor Who buffs, science fiction fans and anybody else with a curious mind."

 

For press enquiries please contact Mollie Bishop mbishop@sarner.com

For venues interested in hosting the show please contact Adam Sanders adam@sandersexhibitionservices.com

For sponsorship enquiries please contact Kerry McDonald kmcdonald.bds@sponsorship.co.uk