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Event National Museum of Scotland

A Night of Science and Wonder

2 Mar - 3 Mar 2023
18:30 - 22:30

Enter via Lothian Street

£18 - £22 including talk and exhibition entry
See pricing below

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Two exclusive evenings celebrating our Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition. Our adult-only events will explore the creative innovation and cutting-edge science behind the global hit television series, Doctor Who.

Each night will feature an expert perspective on either space science or Doctor Who, plus themed hands-on activities. Your ticket also includes entry to our Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition.

Three images of large collars with four flares around the heads of mannequins. One is grey, one is red, and one is gold.

Time Lord Collars.


Thursday 2 March

featuring Marcus Chown

Marcus Chown, formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, is a science writer, journalist and presenter best known for his ability to explain the intricacies of cosmology and astronomy in a fun and accessible way. Marcus will be discussing some of the incredible scientific realities behind The Doctor’s adventures through space and time.

Marcus Chown. Image © Johnny Ring

Friday 3 March

featuring Andrew Beech

For over 30 years, Andrew Beech has been a Doctor Who Content, Production and Rights consultant for the BBC. He contributed to the development of the exhibition and will be sharing his passion and unique insights about the television series and displaying some of his favourite costumes and show props.

Andrew Beech.

Talk timings

On each evening the whole event will run from 18:30 - 22:30. During that time there are two talk timeslots: 18:45 and 21:00. You will be asked to select your talk time when you book your ticket/s.

The events will include pop-up science activities in our Collecting Stories gallery, plus a unique chance to see some Doctor Who props and costumes not usually on display. There will also be a licensed bar.

Coming along in costume is encouraged!

The fourth Doctor's costume.

Don’t forget to pose for a picture with the iconic TARDIS!

Exhibition entry

Timed entry slots for Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder will be allocated on arrival so that everyone can enjoy the interactive exhibition content either before or after the talk. There will be plenty of activities to explore before and after your exhibition visit.

Hands-on, immersive experiences take you on a journey where science fiction meets science fact, exploring innovative technologies, bioscience and space travel. Enter The Monster Vault and come face to face with some of The Doctor’s most famous foes over the past six decades.

Visitors can journey through the world of Doctor Who.

See amazing props from across the programme’s history and learn how contemporary science influenced their design, from the 1960’s TARDIS console to Cybermen and of course Daleks, alongside fan favourites such as K9 and the Face of Boe.

Our exhibition shop will also be open to pick up some must-have Doctor Who souvenirs.

Enjoying a drink in our Collecting Stories gallery.

Engaging talks from experts in the Auditorium.

"The Doctor Who exhibit at @NtlMuseumsScot is a nerdy dream come true."

@CWilsonPoet on Twitter


Strictly age 18+

Adult £22
Over 60, Disabled, Unemployed £20
NMS Member, Student, Young Scot (age 18-21) £18

Challenge 25 and ticket-related ID

This event is strictly 18+. If you’re lucky enough to look under 25, please have ID ready for event entry and at our bar – if it’s hard to tell, we have to ask.

Please also ensure you have the appropriate ID with you on the night (eg Membership card, student ID or Young Scot card) if you have purchased a concession price ticket.

Getting here

Event entry will be through the rear entrance of the National Museum of Scotland on Lothian Street.

Visiting safely

Safety measures are in place to ensure your visit is as safe and enjoyable as possible. Current visiting information can be found on our Plan Your Visit pages.


We want everyone who comes to our museums to enjoy their time with us and make the most of their visit. 

  • There is level access to the Museum via the rear entrance on Lothian Street.
  • Lifts and accessible toilets are available, as well as a Changing Places (U) toilet in the Entrance Hall on Level 0 – for access to this, please ask a member of staff.
  • There is an induction loop in the Auditorium. 
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other recognised assistance dogs are admitted. 
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