Blackpool exhibition, 1985

For a seven-year-old fan who’s world evolved around Doctor Who, the original Blackpool exhibition was a sight to behold. The sounds, smells, colours – everything – made up a Doctor Who haven, hidden away beneath the ground on Blackpool's Golden Mile. The monsters and machines I had been captivated by were no longer behind the TV screen, but right there in front of me.

Sadly the exhibition would close its doors forever later that same year. From my own memories and handful of photographs (as seen below) and with the help of fellow fans, this plan is an attempt to map out everything that was on display in 1985. I origially produced this in 2011, but fast forward to 2020, new collaborations and the unearthing of an original exhibition plan have allowed me to create a much more accurate version.

You can read more about my visit to the exhibition and see floor plans for every other year in Blackpool Remembered.


Exhibition floor plan and photographs are copyright Alex Storer and may not be re-used without permission.