In the first eight days of the free Dr Who exhibition at the Red Dragon Centre, Cardiff Bay, more than 30,000 visitors passed through the doors to enjoy the experience of their favourite Timelord. The number is expected to exceed 50,000 people by the weekend.
Doctor Who Up Close will run for two months until February 26, with plenty more fans gearing up to visit the attraction. From today the exhibition will have a host of brand new exhibits never seen before - which have been brought in as part of a major refit.
These include the evil Santas and killer Christmas Tree from the Christmas Day special, the Emperor Dalek and the actual costumes worn by Christopher Ecclestone and Billie Piper from the first series.
Also on display will be an Auton guard from the first episode â€œRoseâ€; props, prosthetics and costumes of Moxx of Balhoon and Cal Sparkplug from episode two; Slitheen and Space Pig from episodes four and five and Trine-e and Zu-zana from episode 12. Doctor Who Up Close celebrates the success of the series which is filmed in Cardiff, with an exclusive look behind-the-scenes.
There are explanatory graphics highlighting Doctor Whoâ€™s production involvement in and around Cardiff, together with comments from the production crew and location photographs.
Clare Hudson, Head of Programmes (English) at BBC Wales, said: â€œIâ€™m delighted the Doctor Who Up Close exhibition is proving such a great success. Itâ€™s a fantastic opportunity for people to take a look behind the scenes and I hope that many more people get the chance to go along and be part of the Doctor Who experience.â€
Doctor Who Up Close is open seven days a week from 11am to 8pm.