The Doctor Who Exhibition Blackpool was located at 111 Central Promenade, on the busy Golden Mile, a prime location for visitors. It ran for 11 years until the lease on the building it resided in expired.
Through a TARDIS-shaped entrance visitors followed the exhibition through a range of various displays of props, costumes, and models towards a working prop of the console room with console, before reaching the shop at the end.
Notable elements Edit
- Displays were regularly updated with new exhibits as new stories were aired.
- Unlike the Longleat Exhibition, the Blackpool Exhibition also included a display of small scale models of landscapes and spacecrafts. Davros, Daleks, Cybermen and K9 were among regular exhibits.
- The Blackpool Exhibition was promoted in continuity announcements at the time, following the programme's broadcasts.
- In 1975 Elizabeth Sladen, Ian Marter and Tom Baker promoted the exhibition with a parade led by Baker in the back of Bessie with the Mayoress and a UNIT driver. The parade also included a Zygon, Bellal, Sontaran, Sea Devil and Cyberman, and led to the switching on of Blackpool's illuminations.
- In 1976, Tom Baker especially filmed a small skit for the exhibition as the Fourth Doctor.
- In 1985, Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant were present signing autographs in the console area for Children in Need.
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