Liverpool exhibition to reveal science behind Doctor Who

13102021 - Filming of Dr Who takes place in London's Trafalgar Square in 2013 - PA Images
Filming of Dr Who takes place in London's Trafalgar Square in 2013 Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/PA Images

The mysteries behind Doctor Who's travel through time and space are set to be revealed in an exhibition which will open in Liverpool next year.

Visitors to the city's World Museum will have the chance to step inside the Tardis, try out a sonic screwdriver and come face to face with Daleks and Cybermen when the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition opens next May.

The interactive exhibition, which was announced by National Museums Liverpool on Wednesday, will give fans of all ages a chance to experience the Doctor's adventures from a scientific perspective.

The interactive exhibition was announced by National Museums Liverpool on Wednesday Credit: PA Images

The show, produced by Sarner International working with the BBC, will explore subjects such as regeneration and time and space.

Among the interactive features will be an observation deck where people can hear sounds from space, a Tardis console and a chance to test out some of the gadgets used by the Doctor.

The Monster Vault will allow visitors to meet some of the creatures who normally have them hiding behind the sofa, including Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels.

Ed Cookson, projects director at Sarner International, said: "For almost 60 years Doctor Who has been exploring mind-bending scientific developments.

"The iconic characters, monsters, stories and settings of the television series provide a perfect guide through the wondrous worlds of space, time and science."

The exhibition is one of a programme of events for museums in Liverpool Credit: PA Images

The exhibition will be touring different venues but its first stop will be Liverpool, where it will run from May until October next year.

It's one of a programme of events for museums in the city which was announced on Wednesday.

Laura Pye, director at National Museums Liverpool, said: "We have created an exciting programme for spring/summer 2022 which includes not only blockbuster shows that will get everyone talking, but also powerful displays and projects that reflect local talent and current issues.

"In May, William Brown Street will be a hive of activity as we launch two new major exhibitions, the world premiere of Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder at World Museum and The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics at the Walker Art Gallery.

"From the Time Lord to a royal dynasty, these two unmissable exhibitions may be very different but have in common the perfect recipe for hit shows, bursting with stories and fascinating objects which truly capture the imagination."

Tickets for Doctor Who Worlds Of Wonder will go on sale on Friday.