Doctor Who opens its Tardis door

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The Independent Online

A big new Doctor Who tourist attraction opened yesterday.

The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay offers fans of the hit sci-fi show the chance to ride in a Tardis as well as to come face to face with some of the Time Lord's most formidable enemies.

It is packed with dozens of rare artefacts and props from the show's 49-year history. It is sited near the new studios where the show is filmed and is expected to attract up to 250,000 visitors a year.

The organisers hope the building, which resembles a giant slug, will become a draw for fans and a top tourist attraction in Wales.