The exhibition, designed and built by Sarner, will run for five months from June 1 2024 at Tākina, Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre, giving fans of the hit BBC television series Doctor Who, the opportunity to come face to face with the show’s iconic characters, share the Doctor’s adventures and explore some of the worlds visited on screen. It is the first time the exhibition has left UK shores. For ticket bookings, please visit https://www.wellingtonnz.com/visit/events/doctor-who-world-of-wonders.
Doctor Who first aired in 1963 and has millions of fans across the globe. It follows the adventures of a time lord known as the Doctor who explores space and time in the TARDIS.
Since the beginning of the show science has been prominent in the development of key stories and characters. This exhibition enables visitors to explore scientific themes such as whether time travel is actually possible, and why the TARDIS is bigger on the inside.
Part of the exhibition is the Monster Vault where visitors will come face to face with many of the Doctor’s alien adversaries and learn about their connections with real science.
Created in collaboration with BBC Studios, scientific themes such as artificial intelligence, DNA manipulation and cloning – all of which have featured in Doctor Who episodes – are explored and explained.
Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau is excited by the quality of exhibitions now coming to Wellington. “It is great to see the continued success of Tākina, and to build our exhibition programme offering for our residents and visitors to the city.”
WellingtonNZ General Manager for Events and Experiences Warrick Dent says “Doctor Who is arguably one of the most iconic television shows in history. The programme has been incredibly popular for six decades and we can’t wait to welcome its fans to Tākina.
“Wellington is home to a thriving screen industry – with the World Premiere of Marvel: Earth’s Mightiest Exhibition opening in the capital in December, followed by the Doctor Who exhibition this further cements Wellington’s reputation as a cultural and creative hub.”
Fiona Lang, General Manager, BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand, says “We’re so pleased to bring this fascinating exhibition to New Zealand. So many Kiwis have grown up with the Doctor and the show’s regenerations mean there are always new fans being introduced to the wonders of the Doctor’s journey through time and space.”