Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience to close next year

The popular tourist destination will close its doors next year. 

It was confirmed last month that the Doctor Who Experience would be closing its doors next year after five years in Cardiff.

The popular attraction, which throws fans into the world of Doctor Who, has been a favourite since it opened in the Welsh city in 2012. It is thought to be a first for exhibition centres, the frame is constructed using steel beams, with a cover stretched over the entire building giving it the appearance of a giant tent.

BBC Worldwide said: “The Doctor Who Experience has enjoyed a fantastic five-year run in Cardiff Bay but, sadly, our five-year sub-lease from the City of Cardiff Council will come to an end in Summer 2017”.

“As to opening somewhere else, we are not sure yet”

A spokesman for Cardiff council said: “The land currently occupied by the Dr Who Experience is owned by the Welsh Government and their development partner, Igloo Regeneration.

“It was leased to the City Council for five years to enable its relocation from Olympia to Cardiff on a temporary basis.

“It has always been the intention for the site to be developed as part of the ongoing Porth Teigr regeneration project.

“The agreement was always intended to be for five years only, reflecting the nature of the attraction.

“The decision to close the Experience at the end of the lease next summer has been mutually agreed by all parties involved, including the operators BBC Worldwide.”

Doctor Who has been absent from TV this year, but returns with a Christmas Special this December followed by the tenth series in 2017.

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