As I was unexpectedly back in Wales for a second visit this year, I couldn't resist taking another visit to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay and as luck would have it, they had a new collection of costumes and props from the recent 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor.
Included in the new displays from The Day of the Doctor special were the costumes (and accompanying TARDIS) of all three Doctors featured, including John Hurt's newly revealed 'War Doctor' and his battered time-machine.
In addition to the three Doctor costumes, there were also cool screen-used Gallifreyan costumes and props, plus an alien Zygon suit and props from The Day of the Doctor to ogle over up close.
I see a lot of movie and TV memorabilia exhibits on my travels (be sure to check out my Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props blog), but I really do think the Doctor Who Experience is really well done and I always love seeing original costumes and props out from behind display cases.
After my last visit back in May, I finally convinced my husband to watch the new Doctor Who episodes with me, starting with the Christopher Eccleston revival, so it was a real treat to see so many of the creatures that have joined the Doctor Who pantheon of aliens.
If you want to see loads more Doctor Who costumes, models and props in greater detail, be sure to head over to my costume blog.
This second visit to the Doctor Who Experience has really put me in the right mood for this year's Christmas special, so tick-tock, let the Time Lord regenerate once again and here's to the next 50 years of this beloved British institution...