Fans of Doctor Who are being asked to share stories and memorabilia for a major exhibition in Bradford celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic TV show.

Fifty Years of Doctor Who Fans, running at the National Media Museum from November to March, 2014, will explore people’s devotion to Doctor Who – what the programme means to the fans, what makes a fan and how they demonstrate their affection.

The museum is appealing to owners of Doctor Who collectibles and souvenirs and people who have interesting stories relating to the show.

Curator Toni Booth said: “Do you have a Doctor Who chess set? Ever knitted your own Dalek? Have you still got that Cyberman helmet in the attic? These are exactly the kind of objects that might go towards creating this new exhibition.

“We would like to use examples of Doctor Who memorabilia from the past 50 years – both official merchandise and more personal homemade objects – the kind of things which show a fan’s love for the Doctor. We want to know why you have this object, when you got it and your feelings towards Doctor Who then and now. We would really appreciate as many fans as possible getting in touch to help shape this exhibition, which will be highlighting the people who watch the show.”

Organisers are collecting offers of contributions until August 9, before making a selection. Anyone who would like to offer contributions or suggestions is asked to e-mail

The museum asks that no objects are sent now as their inclusion in the exhibition, or their return, cannot be guaranteed at this stage.

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