Being a nerd, I quite like a bit of Doctor Who – so, obviously I needed to visit the famed Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay. The building is in Porth Teigr, not far from the BBC Studios where filming for Doctor Who takes place. Though it’s not exactly the cheapest, the general admission ticket allows you to enjoy the Interactive Experience as well as a wander around the Exhibition Hall. When I went, the interactive part starred the Eleventh Doctor (AKA Matt Smith) but since then they seemed to have updated it with the Twelfth (Peter Capaldi). The Interactive Experience is made for the little ones, but it doesn’t mean I didn’t poo myself when it came to Weeping Angels section. It was dark and had the odd flash of light to illuminate the Weeping Angels as you walked passed – to make it look as though they were moving every time you blinked. Nope. Nope. NOPE. (I’m a bit of a scaredy cat, could you tell?)
I would definitely class the Doctor Who Experience as a museum visit, due to the extensive amount of props, costumes and sets, almost all which have been used during the filming of various episodes across a 50 year span – which is AWESOME. Now we weren’t allowed to take photos or film the Interactive bit, but we did have free reign in the Exhibition Hall to take as many photos as we wanted. I won’t be sharing ALL the photos I took (mainly because there are too many), but because it would take away from personally experiencing it for yourself – so I have included just a few of my favourites.
Needed a picture with Tennant’s Tardis of course
I really enjoyed my time at the Doctor Who Experience, and think it’s a great place to check out if you haven’t already – especially if your children enjoy watching Doctor Who! I’ll definitely be going back again and hopefully get a chance to do The TARDIS Tour and the Walking Tour.
You can check out my previous posts when I visited the National Museum Cardiff for a bit of a natural history fix and also when I checked out the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester.
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If you didn’t know already, I love museums. I love strolling through them and immersing myself in history, culture and art – always makes me feel like I’m learning something new about the world all the time.
Today’s post features my visit to the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, on what was a very cold, wet and windy day. Horrific. Unfortunately this was not helped by the fact that the Museum itself is split up into four separate buildings (all of which are very large warehouse type buildings, meaning there isn’t a lot of heat!) and that I have terrible circulation.
Nevertheless, I got to see some awesome stuff, some of which I took some very rubbish pictures of! (Not totally my fault – it was just a very dimly lit museum!)
This very delicate garment is made entirely out of dandelion seeds – how cool is that!?
I know it’s a turbine, but I just imagined that it was a very large seashell
Aside from the terrible weather, I had a good little browse. I think it’s a great sort of place for a family day out as it’s right in the middle of Spinningfields – so afterwards there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or do a little bit of shopping. I’ll be sure to check it out again…maybe when the weather warms up a bit and stops raining!
Don’t forget to check out how I spent my lunch break last week at The National Museum Cardiff.
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If you read Stylist, you may have heard about the #ReclaimYourLunchBreak campaign, aimed to get people out of the office and away from their desks for an hour in order to create a better work-life balance. This is such a great campaign, as so many people will work through lunch with a sad little sandwich to see them through, often leaving them tired and low. In support of this campaign, I decided to go out and get a little bit of fresh air and wandered down to the National Museum for a bit.
I absolutely adore going to museums, I love to walk around and immerse myself in the history of our world and learn things I never knew before, so this was always going to be a good idea! Aside from the day being as gloomy as it could possibly be, I went along to see what I could nose at for an hour.
It was actually really nice to be able to stretch my legs and have a walk around, even if it was only an hour long, but I definitely felt that I had a bit more energy and focus for the rest of the day, and I saw some pretty cool things too!
Are you one to chain yourself to your desk and work straight through your lunch hour, or do you relish an opportunity to escape when you can? Don’t forget to like this post if you have enjoyed reading (and give me a follow too using the links!) and comment below if you have any lunch break escape ideas 🙂
Until next time! x