On 10th June the world’s longest-running soap opened its doors to the brand new ‘Coronation Street Experience’.
Coronation Street legend, Barbara Knox, took centre stage on a break from filming as she led fellow cast members in celebrating the opening of the new ‘Coronation Street Experience.’ The festivities kicked off with an unforgettable moment as Barbara sliced into a jaw-dropping 40-kilogram replica sponge cake of the iconic Rovers and Kabin.
The recently transformed visitor centre now serves as the ultimate destination for every Corrie fan, offering access to replica Rovers and Roy’s Rolls sets, iconic costumes, historic props and a dedicated Corrie shop.
Continuum Attractions CEO, Juliana Delaney, commented: “We can’t wait to continue working with ITV on this new experience, the support from the team, cast and crew has been awesome. The aim is to keep the exhibition refreshed so there is always something new to see. Costumes from the show’s most current and exciting storylines (such as Gemma’s fabulous orange wedding dress at the moment!) will shape the experience on an ongoing basis while preserving the show’s legacy with iconic main stays and blasts from the past. We are excited to open this weekend, and to be able to share this incredible experience with our guests.’
Neil Currie, Guest Experience Manager at the Coronation Street Experience said, “We know that fans of Coronation Street want to get up close to some of the props and sets that they see on screen, be it Deirdre’s infamous glasses, or inside The Rovers Return.
The new exhibition gives us the chance to not only extend the weekend tour experience as it will be included for every visitor. It will also be open 7 days a week, giving everybody the opportunity to take a seat in ‘Roy’s Rolls’ or stand behind the bar at ‘The Rovers’ and see iconic costumes and props from over 60 years of drama.
“Having this kind of exhibition floor also gives us the chance to constantly update and change things alongside the programme’s on-air stories, once a storyline has played out on your TV screen, we’ll be updating the props and costumes along the way.
The award-winning 90-minute tour has been hugely popular since it launched in 2014, attracting fans not just from the UK but from all over the world. The new exhibition floor will complement the tour, alongside a cinema, café and retail space, creating the perfect ‘Coronation Street Experience’!
“We’re thrilled to be able to offer fans of Coronation Street an even more immersive experience with the launch of the Coronation Street Experience and can’t wait for our first guests to arrive,” said Neil Currie, Guest Experience Manager.
Tickets for the Coronation Street Experience are available now, and visitors are encouraged to book online to avoid disappointment – https://www.coronationstreetexperience.co.uk/book-now/