Exterior facade of the Takina building with large space-themed decals on the windows. There are stairs leading up to the entrance, with black handrails.

The main Cable Street entrance to Tākina.

Entrances to Tākina

Address: 50 Cable Street, Wellington.

There are three ways to enter the Tākina building:

  • The main Cable Street entrance — fully accessible, step-free access.
  • The smaller side Cable Street entrance — a small door, with steps leading into the building.
  • The Wakefield Street entrance — fully accessible, step-free access.

More information about getting to Tākina, facilities and parking is available on the Tākina website.

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Exterior of the Takina building, Cable Street entrance. There is a pedestrian crossing with traffic lights immediately outside the front entrance.

The Wakefield Street entrance to Tākina.

Getting to the exhibition

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder is in the Tākina Exhibition Gallery on the ground floor, opposite the main escalator in the building. The entrance to the exhibition is on the ground level.

You will be greeted by staff who will scan your ticket either on your phone or a printed version. If you have a ticket, you can join the queue at the door to the entrance. You may have to queue for a short time, or you may be able to go straight inside.

If you are having trouble accessing your ticket online, the box office can help you find it or print your tickets out for you. More information on tickets is available below.

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition showing the entrance way and location within the Takina building.

Visiting the exhibition


A general visit to Tākina is free and no booking is required. Visitors are welcome to explore the ground floor foyer space and visit Zephyr Café. The upper two levels of Tākina are not open to the public and can be booked for private events and conferences.

To visit the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibition you must buy a ticket.

The exhibition opens at 10am and closes at 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.


Guide dogs and assistance animals are welcome in all areas of Tākina. 

One wheelchair is available for guests to use inside the exhibition. This needs to be pushed by someone other than the user.

The Tākina website has more accessibility Information.

There will also be relaxed viewing sessions for Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder.

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Relaxed viewing sessions

Relaxed viewing sessions allow you to explore the exhibition for one hour, with reduced light, sound and visitor numbers.

Visual walk-through of the exhibition

This visual walk-through takes you through the exhibit and notes potential triggers or content that some people may be sensitive to.

Go to the visual walk-through

Merchandise shop

As you exit the exhibition you will go through the merchandise shop. It has a range of Doctor Who merchandise including mini-figures, clothing, books, and toys.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

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Merchandise shop at the end of the Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder exhibit, showing products for sale.

Contact us

Get in touch if you need more information about Tākina or the exhibition.


Call: 022 023 2210

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