Welcome to the NIXON TARDIS movie prop, the iconic time-traveling spaceship, the British police box, that they turned into the beloved television series, Doctor Who! The Police Box arrived on our patio, we put it out for a little fun, but people kept coming, enjoying it and we decided to improve it over time and keep the fun rolling. Jokingly, we found a sonic screw driver and are able to work inside on the starting circuit.

Take your picture in front of the Nixon Time Machine that started the Science Fiction Evolution of such things as StarTrek, StarWars, The Terminator and many more. Get on your fear of missing out as eventually it will get completely fixed and jump again through time.

FYI: Dr. Who is the longest continuously running science fiction show that started as a radio show in the 1930’s. But don’t hit the ON switch, you don’t want to end up in the Jurassic Period by accident. Step inside this extraordinary vessel, where the inside is bigger than the outside, ordinary becomes extraordinary and the impossible becomes possible. Within the Time Machine, you'll find endless wonders and adventures awaiting you as you journey through time and space.


Whether you're a seasoned traveler or a newcomer to the Doctor Who universe, prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey filled with excitement, mystery, and the thrill of exploration. Its one thing being able to see it on the screen, its another being able to touch it. Login the BBC network and check out the DR. Who Show for non-ending adventure.

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”
- Dr. Who

“Bowties are cool” - Dr. Who


James Titus

This was a very unexpected surprise, just roaming around looking for parking.

Nichole Pulver

A tardis in random town california. Loved it!

Thomas Tomlinson

San Clemente is a surf town but little did I know that there's something for Doctor Who fans in Old Town San Clemente.

While picking up Americanized Chinese food, we noticed the easily recognizable blue TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space), a name for this time-traveling spaceship that looks like a phone booth. While my friend was geeking out, I took some photos of it (of course), and this guy who was sitting nearby started chatting us up with all kinds of facts and history about the tardis and the TV show that was originally a radio show.

“In 900 years of time and space, I’ve never met anyone who wasn’t important” - Dr. Who

About A Tardis

“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” - Dr. Who

The Nixon Tardis Movie Prop is located in
Old Town San Clemente California.


The sixth series of British science fiction television

programme Doctor Who was shown in two parts. The first seven episodes were broadcast from April to June 2011, beginning with " The Impossible Astronaut

" and ending with mid-series finale "A Good Man Goes to War". The final six episodes aired from August to October, beginning with "Let's Kill Hitler" and ending with "The Wedding of River Song". The main series was preceded by "A Christmas Carol", the 2010 Christmas special. The series was led by head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat,alongside executive producers Beth Willis and Piers Wenger Sanne Wohlenberg Marcus Wilson, and Denise Paul served as producers. The series was the
sixth to air following the programme's revival in 2005 after the classicera aired between 1963 and 1989, and is the thirty-second season overall. The series stars

Matt Smith as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor,an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his TARDIS, a spacecraft whose exterior resembles a British police box. It also stars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as his companions, newlyweds Amy Pond and Rory Williams Alex Kingston also returns as River Song a mysterious woman from the Doctor's future who is revealed throughout the series to be Amy and Rory's part-Time Lord daughter and the Doctor'swife. In addition to Song, the series continues story threads from the

fifth series most notably the Silence and the cause of the TARDIS exploding in "The Big Bang".

Dreamland is the third animated Doctor Who serial

(based on the British science fiction television live action series) to air on television, and the second to air after the revival of the live-action series in 2005. It stars David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and aired in six parts (one 12-minute episode, followed by five
6-minute episodes) broadcast daily from 21 November 2009 on theBBC's Red Button service , the official Doctor Whowebsite and theBBC iPlayer

.It was broadcast in its entirety on BBC Two and BBC HD on 5 December 2009.


The TARDIS (/ˈtɑːrdɪs/;acronym for "Time And Relative Dimension In Space") is a fictional hybrid of atime machine and spacecraft that appears in the British science fiction television series

Doctor Who and its various spin-offs. While a TARDIS is capable of disguising itself, the exterior appearance of he Doctor's TARDIS typically mimics a police box,an obsolete type of telephone kiosk that was once commonly seen on
streets in Britain. Paradoxically, its interior is shown as being much larger than its exterior, commonly described as being "bigger on the
inside". Due to the significance of Doctor Who in popular British culture the shape of the police box is now more strongly associated with the TARDIS than its real-world inspiration. The name and design of the TARDIS is a registered trademark

of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), although the design was originally created by the

Metropolitan Police Service.

The TARDIS console room was designed for the first episode by set designer Peter Brachacki

and was unusually large for a BBC production of this time. It was noted for its innovative, gleaming white "futuristic" appearance Like the police box prop, the set design of the TARDIS interior has evolved over the years. From the inception of the show in 1963 up until the end of the "classic series

"in 1989, the design of the TARDIS console room remained largely unchanged from Brachacki's original set, a brightly lit white chamber,
lined with a pattern of roundels on the walls and with a central hexagonal console which contained a cylindrical "time rotor" that moved when the TARDIS was in transit. Numerous alterations were made to the central console and to the layout, but the overall concept remained constant. In

Season 14 (1976–77), a dark wood-paneled "Control Room Number 2" was briefly
used for a few episodes, but the white console room set was reinstated in Season 15 due to damage to the set. After the cancellation of the television show, a radically redesigned TARDIS set was used in the 1996 TV movie, heralding a move to a more steampunk-inspired set design, which lat er influenced the set design in the revived series from 2005 onwards.

Legacy police boxes The "Somerton TARDIS", police box in Newport, Wales A number of legacy police boxes are still standing on streets around the United Kingdom. Although now no longer used for their original function, many have been repurposed as coffee kiosks, and are often affectionately referred to as TARDISes. A police box in the Somerton area of Newport in South Wales is known as the Somerton TARDIS.

In science and computing An asteroid discovered in 1984 by astronomer Brian A. Skiff was named 3325 TARDIS on account of its cuboid appearance. A number of geological features on Charon, the largest moon of the dwarf planet Pluto, have been named after mythological or fictional vessels, and one is named the Tardis Chasma.A data storage manufacturer called tar Disk markets a flash memory drive for Apple MacBook which it claims is "bigger on the inside". They also claim native integration with Apple's Time Machine backup software.

The European Space Agency has sent 3,000

tardigrades ("water bears") into orbit on the

outside of a rocket; 32% survived. The experiment was named Tardigrades in Space, or Tardis.

In popular culture Cultural references to the TARDIS include a UK portable toilet rental company. Cultural references to the TARDIS are many and varied. In music, The KLF (performing as "The Timelords") released a novelty pop single in 1988 entitled " Doctorin' the Tardis". The record reached number one in the UK Singles Chart and had chart success worldwide. It was a reworking of several songs (principally Gary Glitter's " Rock and Roll Part 2", The Sweet's " Block Buster!" and the Doctor Who theme music) with lyrics referencing Doctor Who, specifically the TARDIS. In 2007, the British rock band Radio head included the song "Up on the Ladder" on their album In Rainbows which begins with the line "I'm stuck in the TARDIS".

In 2001, Turner Prize -winning artist

Mark Wallinger created a piece or artwork entitled

Time and Relative Dimensions in Space that is structurally a police box shape faced with mirrors.

The BBC website describes it as "recent proof of [the TARDIS'] enduring legacy".In July 2014, the

Monty Python comedy troupe opened their reunion show, The TARDIS The TARDIS Monty Python Live (Mostly) with a trademark animation featuring the Tardis – dubbed the "retardis"– flying through space before the Pythons came on stage. In film, the TARDIS makes a cameo appearance

in a number of productions, including

Iron Sky (2012) and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part(2019). The TARDIS has also featured within the gameplay of a number of popular video games, including Lego Dimensions, and Fortnite: Battle Royale.To promote the Barbie film that is to be released in July 2023, a pink TARDIS was unveiled next to Tower Bridge in London on July 11, as

Ncuti Gatwa would appear in both Barbie as a Ken and in Doctor Who as the Fifteenth Doctor. Other references to the TARDIS have included a $2 silver commemorative coin depicting the TARDIS, issued on Niue Island in the South Pacific Ocean

by the Perth Mint to mark the 50th anniversary of the Doctor Who television show; and Tardis Environmental, a British sewage company, in reference to the similarity of their

portable toilets to a police box.

Depiction of time travel
The production team conceived of the TARDIS travelling by dematerialising at one point and rematerialising elsewhere, although sometimes in the series it is shown also to be capable of conventional space travel. In the 2006 Christmas special, " The Runaway Bride",the Doctor remarks that for a spaceship, the TARDIS does remarkably
little flying. The ability to travel simply by fading into and out of different locations became one of the trademarks of the show, allowing for a great deal of versatility in setting and storytelling without a large expense in special effects. The distinctive accompanying sound effect – a cyclic wheezing, groaning noise – was originally created in
the BBC Radiophonic Workshop by sound technician Brian Hodgson by recording on tape

the sound of his mother's house key scraping up and down the strings of an old piano. Hodgson then re-recorded the sound by changing the tape speed up and down and splicing the altered sounds together. When employed in the series, the sound is usually synchronised with the flashing light on top of the police box, or the fade-in and fade-out effects of a TARDIS. WriterPatrick Ness has described the ship's distinctive dematerialisation noise as "a kind of haunted grinding sound",while the Doctor Who Magazine comic strips traditionally use the onomatopoeic phrase "vworp vworp vworp".

Frequently Asked Questions

The asking hat is better than the not knowing hat!

Is there additional parking?

YES, There is another parking lot on Miramar with more parking spaces than the main lot. When you look out the Miramar entrance you should see a sign that says Old Town Overflow Parking Lot.

Why does the Tardis look like a British police box ?

Taco Tuesdays, is the biggest day for Mexican restaurants, people generally have learned to remember to eat tacos on that day in mass because of all the Taco discounting.

how come Tardis is blue ?

the chameleon circuit in the Doctor's TARDIS got stuck in the form of a blue British police box during a visit to 1960s London.Since then, the chameleon circuit remained malfunctioning, and the TARDIS retained its iconic appearance as a blue police box. Despite the Doctor's attempts to repair it or change the exterior, the TARDIS has become one of the most recognizable symbols in the Doctor Who series, maintaining its distinctive blue box form throughout time and space.

How is the TARDIS powered?

The TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) is powered by a fictional and highly advanced technology known as the Eye of Harmony. The Eye of Harmony is a collapsing star held in a state of temporal grace, providing an immense and stable source of energy. The TARDIS draws power from the Eye of Harmony to facilitate time travel and other advanced capabilities.

How did the TARDIS come into the Doctor's possession?

the TARDIS by the Doctor is a significant part of Doctor Who lore. In the classic series, it was explained that Time Lords, including the Doctor, are assigned a TARDIS when they graduate from the Time Lord Academy on the planet Gallifrey.The Doctor's TARDIS, specifically a Type 40, was said to be an outdated model at the time of selection. In the television series, it was revealed that the Doctor "borrowed" the TARDIS without permission, seeking to explore time and space in defiance of the Time Lord's non-interference policy. This act of "borrowing" eventually led to the Doctor becoming a renegade Time Lord and using the TARDIS to embark on countless adventures throughout the universe.

What does TARDIS stand for?

TARDIS stands for "Time And Relative Dimension In Space." The term was introduced in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. The TARDIS is a time-traveling spacecraft used by the Doctor, an alien Time Lord, and their companions to explore time and space. The exterior of the TARDIS resembles a blue British police box, a common sight in Britain in the 1960s when the show first aired. Despite its outward appearance, the TARDIS is much larger on the inside and contains advanced technology for time travel and various other capabilities