The Scottish premiere of the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition opens at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh this weekend. In celebration of the television show’s Scottish connections, the museum will also be displaying a suit worn by David Tennant to play the Fourteenth Doctor in special episodes that are airing next year.
This unique new exhibition, running from December 9 until May 1, 2023, explores the science behind the global hit television series Doctor Who and gives fans the opportunity to experience the Doctor’s adventures first-hand, from a scientific perspective.
The eight zones within the educational exhibition cover a varied selection of lively scientific topics while assembling content from across the whole canon of Doctor Who. Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder offers a true exploration of science for both die-hard fans and newcomers alike. Actor, director and author Mark Gatiss, who wrote several episodes of Doctor Who, narrates the exhibition, taking visitors on a journey through space and time.
And as for the Scottish links to the TV show to date, three Scots have played the role of The Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, David Tennant and Peter Capaldi (the Seventh, Tenth, Fourteenth, and Twelfth Doctors, respectively) with a fourth, Ncuti Gatwa, recently announced as the new Doctor. Not to mention, the Loch Ness monster featured in 1975’s Terror of the Zygons with Tom Baker and other episodes set in the Highlands later on.
Mark Gatiss said: “So many people who have gone on to work in science have had their interest piqued by watching Doctor Who, and one of the amazing things about the show is its ability to make us wonder. I’m thrilled to be part of the exhibition and I do hope as many curiously minded people as possible take the opportunity to visit at the National Museum of Scotland.”
You can book your tickets here.