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BBC 100 in Wales – Doctor Who TARDIS and Bagpuss

  • We went to the BBC 100 in Wales this month currently on at National Museum Cardiff – Highlights included the Doctor Who TARDIS and Bagpuss

A free walk-through exhibition has been running at National Museum Cardiff, celebrating 100 years of the BBC. Featuring early equipment, TVs, camera, costumes and props from iconic BBC shows, this is definitely worth a look if you are interested in the history of television.

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Highlights of the exhibition include Sherlock’s coat, a TARDIS, Dalek and the original Bagpuss puppets.

National Museum Cardiff, is a brilliant venue to spend time in after viewing the exhibition. You might recognise it from being one of the filming locations used for episodes of Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

One of the art galleries in the museum has a firm place in history, being one of the settings for the Doctor Who Fiftieth Anniversary – The Day of the Doctor – where Matt Smith’s Doctor alongside Jenna Coleman are first shown painting Gallifrey Falls No More.

The actual art collection at the museum boasts an impressive range of artists including Picasso, Magritte, Monet and L.S. Lowry.

For youngsters, the Evolution of Wales section features plenty of interesting exhibits such as rocks, minerals, video and of course a woolly mammoth and dinosaurs.

The BBC 100 in Wales runs at National Museum Cardiff until 03 September 2023. It’s free to enter but places must be booked.

Booking is not required to enter National Museum Cardiff. Entry is free though donations are welcomed in pots around the venue.

National Museum Cardiff, is approximately one hour on the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central. The museum is then a 10-15 minute walk from the station.

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