Doctor Who thing: a last look round “Doctor Who and Me” at the National Media Museum

If you haven’t yet made it to the National Media Museum in Bradford, Yorkshire, for its exhibit “Doctor Who and Me: 50 Years of Doctor Who Fans” (which I’ve mentioned before), you’ve got just over a week left: the exhibit closes on February 9th.

I was at the opening night of the exhibit back in November, and I figure it’s time to share some thoughts and images from the exhibit. So I’ve been doing that all this week.

Today: a last look round the exhibit.

We’ll start outside the museum, though. This poster greeted me at the train station in Bradford:


Inside the museum, there’s this portrait of one of the museum workers, who, as a fan himself, helped curate the exhibit:


(Looks like a Vermeer!)

I love this, stuck rather unobtrusively on a few walls behind displays:


This is how fans recorded episodes before VCRs:


(It’s why we have audio of some episodes that are otherwise missing.)

A Fourth Doctor scarecrow, and fan-made K9:


Fan-made Ood and Silence masks:


A scrapbook by British fan Martin Spellacey, whose collection of clippings spans 70 albums and 40 years:


(Click here for a larger version, with readable text.)

What a wonderful collection of delightful stuff.

Back outside the museum again, I spotted this in the window of a shop in Bradford City Park:


Everyone loves Doctor Who.

For items here without owner information: if you know who created them, please drop a comment or send me an email, and I’ll update the post.

(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)

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Sat, Feb 01, 2014 11:45am

i thought “Vermeer” at my first glance at that photo… cool.

Mon, Feb 03, 2014 6:33pm

I believe audio exists for all episodes, though sometimes it’s not very good quality. I remember audio-taping TV programmes…