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Doctor Who Experience


KidRated’s Doctor Who Experience Top Tips: 

  • Open daily during holidays, 10am – 5pm. Opening days can vary during term-time: check for details
  • Check the calendar for special events
  • Visit the shop and get some unique merchandise

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The Doctor Who experience is a unique and exciting journey exploring over fifty years of adventures in space and time and is hosted in a specially constructed facility in Cardiff Bay’s Porth Teigr – a stone’s throw from the BBC Studios, where the actual series is filmed.


The experience gives fans the opportunity to enjoy two thrilling adventures: an interactive adventure with the Doctor and some of his alien opponents and the Exhibition Hall, which holds the world’s largest collection of Doctor Who memorabilia.


At certain times of year, special tickets are available that also include walking guided tours of filming locations around Cardiff, and a great opportunity to visit the genuine set of the TARDIS.


Children’s parties are available.


icon-thumbs-o-up Audio description track for the interactive experience is available


icon-thumbs-o-up Stewards available


icon-thumbs-o-up Subtitled versions available on handheld devices as well as induction loops


icon-thumbs-o-up Fully accessible for wheelchair users


icon-thumbs-down No assistance dogs within the tours


Booking Advice:

  • Under 5s go FREE
  • Family tickets available
  • Carers go free
  • Booking in advance is recommended
  • All children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult



Discovery Quay, Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 4GA

Phone number:

+44 (0)208 433 3162


Opening hours:

10am – 5pm
Last admission is 3.30pm
Open daily during school holidays, check site for opening days during term-time

How to get there:

Bus and Coach:
The “Baycar” number 6 bus service connects the Doctor Who Experience with the Cardiff city centre, as well as Cardiff Central railway station.
The Experience is a 10 minute taxi or bus journey from Cardiff Central station.

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About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • The DW cupcakes in the cafe are a must!
  • Younger kids can be a bit nervous, especially in the interactive tour at the start, but staff are great at reassuring.
  • Let the kids go to the front in the interactive tour and they get to press buttons.
  • You can take photos in the exhibition area so let the kids enjoy selfies with a dalek!
  • The exhibition area is large, and quite dark, so try to stick together.
  • Well-priced gift shop.

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  1. Keith

    I took my 14 year old daughter to this and, quite frankly, we were a bit disappointed. The production values weren’t as high as she expected from the BBC. Maybe she is a bit too old to fully get into the experience.

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