Many full (and part), screen-used costumes are displayed; the oldest dating back to the seventies. Exhibits include: the gown worn by actress Gilly Brown as ‘Ohica’ (‘The Brain of Morbius’ - 1976), the coverall worn by sci-fi legend Paul Darrow as ‘Tekker’ (‘Timelash’- 1985) and even a space boot worn by Matthew Waterhouse as the Doctor’s tragic companion ‘Adric’ (‘Four to Doomsday’ – 1981).
Neil Cole has painstakingly preserved (and in some cases restored) these precious artefacts from science-fiction history. There are many fascinating exhibits including surviving, original monsters such as a grave-yard ‘Haemovore’ (‘The Curse of Fenric’ – 1989), ‘The Garm’ (‘Terminus’ – 1983) and an original ‘Cyber-man/scout’ and ‘Cryon’ from (‘Attack of the Cybermen’ - 1985). The collection also includes many fascinating smaller props and pieces, including: rare, original ‘Silurian’ costume parts (‘Doctor Who & the Silurians’-1970), the only remaining ‘Galsec rifle’ from Tom Baker’s second story (‘The Sontaran Experiment’ – 1975) and actor Nabil Shaban’s head cowl for his role as the infamous ‘Sil’ (‘Vengeance on Varos’ – 1985).
Presenting one of the largest collections of original, production made classic ‘Doctor Who’ artefacts. The galleries explore the original series of this British, science-fiction icon. The unique collection is arranged chronologically and progresses through the adventures of the first seven television Doctors. The displays have been carefully arranged to represent the different eras of the classic programme, with each comprised of the following:
In addition, the story of the classic series is supported by pre-production artefacts such as scripts and design drawings. The oldest original ‘Doctor Who’ item in the museum is Script Editor Dennis Spooner’s script cover for the William Hartnell story, ‘The Dalek’s Masterplan’ (1965). Other unique pieces include the original plaster concept bust of a Haemovore made by visual effects artist Mike Tucker (‘The Curse of Fenric’ – 1989) and a Design Department blueprint from ‘The Mysterious Planet’ (1986).