Saturday 29 October 2016

Bigger On The Inside

On our recent trip to the South Coast we had a quick stop in Canberra. We had a lovely stopover, but with rather miserable weather so we generally sought out inside activities. 

Master Wicker has pretty much outgrown his Doctor Who obsession and I never really had one (although I always enjoyed the David Tennant era), but we both enjoyed Bigger On The Inside at Canberra Museum and Gallery

Bigger On The Inside is a display of one man's passion for all thing Dr Who. Timothy Kirsopp has been collecting Dr Who memorabilia since the early 90s. He has amassed over 3,000 individual items, and this display is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Collection of Dr Who Memorabilia. 

Master Wicker immediately set about figuring if he had anything that was not included in the collection. He thinks that his K9 keyring from the Dr Who Experience in Cardiff wasn't there! 

Naturally there was every size of Tardis

I found the Doctor Who Toby Jugs a bit freaky

But not as freaky as the crocheted Ood mask...


Why wouldn't you want a Cyberman toothbrush?

There were many levels of tragic

And a whole lot of stuff...
I'd love to know what he does with it all in his house

You can even help lengthen the Endless Scarf

Canberra Museum and Gallery is free and always worth a look. We visited in the school holidays and they had some great free activities for kids, such as an area to make amazing paper flowers like these. 

Bigger On the Inside
Canberra Museum and Gallery
16 July - 20 November 2016

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Brona said...

I have some family members who would luuuurve this exhibition so much! It makes my childhood ruler collection seem, well, lame :-D

Sue Bursztynski said...

I recognise that cartoon with the Daleks. Of course, it became out of date in Resurrection Of The Daleks, that Sylvester McCoy story in which they had developed a way to fly up the stairs. ;-)

Hmm, I wonder if the exhibition will ever hit Melbourne? I'm a fan. Fandom has become bigger since the New Who hit our screens, but I can remember when it was mostly for geeky teenage boys. And a meeting I attended once, when they were showing the final Peter Davison story, The Caves Of Androzani. "Why, it's just Phantom Of The Opera!" I said and found myself being stared at by kids who had never HEARD of Phantom! (Needless to say, before the rock opera...)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've never seen Doctor Who and that is odd, as I am (was?) a huge science fiction geek. Oh well. I think it's a cultural thing. I never really get English tv. My parents loved watching English comedies on PBS here. Not me. I did not comprendo.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

For some reason I've never watched Dr. Who! I'm not sure why -- maybe the time of its airing conflicted with something I was more interested in. I'm sure this exhibit would be a delight for Dr. Who fans. Like you, I can't imagine how the collector managed all that stuff in his home.

westmetromommy said...

I have to admit that I've never watched Dr. Who (which means there will most likely come a point in the future where I'll binge watch THEM ALL!), but I have a lot of friends who would love this exhibit!

Anonymous said...

What an interesting exhibit, esp. for Dr. Who fans. Now this reminds me of another Dr. And that's with Benedict Cumberbatch, the buzz now is Doctor Strange, a Marvel comic character. It's going to be a major hit. Maybe your Master Wicker might, just might, shift his devotion to that other Doctor. :)

Vedika @ Poems and Poets said...

I've never watched Dr. Who either- but I guess it was before my time. That didn't stop me from watching Gilmore Girls and Friends though!

Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

My brother-in-law is a Dr. Who fan. Thanks to him I've watched a few episodes. They were enjoyable enough.

betty-NZ said...

It's so fun that Dr Who has such longevity. The collection is pretty awesome but I'm mostly impressed that you can knit some scarf!!