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At the museum, Bradford Science Festival weekend will be devoted to the incredible world of Doctor Who. What can the Doctor’s adventures tell us about engineering?

What’s on

Kodak Gallery, Level –1

  • Steampunk TARDIS Snap a selfie with a post-apocalyptic TARDIS and clockwork droid! The Ministry of Steampunk will be on hand to reveal the wonder behind some of their sci-fi creations
  • VR Droids Enter the space-time continuum in virtual reality (age 13+ only)
  • Engineering a Dalek Discover the workings of a Dalek with this special display

Museum foyer, Level 0

  • Cyber Legion Meet members of this Doctor Who fan group, who’ll be appearing in costume as some of your favourite characters!
  • Meet the Daleks Check out—and interact with!—nine full-size replica Daleks, created by Sons of Skaro

Level 1

  • Mask making See a display of masks and moulds, plus a sculpting demo that will show how masks and SFX makeup are created for film and TV
  • Face painting Get your face painted with an engineering-themed design, then show off your new look with our special Snapchat filter!

Wonderlab, Level 3

  • 10.30: The Science of Monster Hunting Major Jack Union has spent a lifetime hunting monsters. Discover how he uses his vast scientific knowledge to defeat them
  • 11.30, 13.30: Maths and Animation Show This interactive, musical show will explain the maths used in creating animations—all without any formulae!

TV Gallery, Level 3

  • Doctor Who display See a range of costumes and props from the show, and learn how real science and engineering ideas are used to develop them

Makespace, Level 4

  • Diorama workshop Find out how to make a diorama (a miniature film set), and contribute to a collaborative Doctor Who diorama which will be displayed at the end of the festival
  • Dancing Dalek Buy a Fizzbit Kit from the museum shop, and our Explainers will help you use it to make your very own dancing Dalek to take home!