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Collider – this exhibition is now on international tour

The award-winning Collider exhibition is now on an international tour across Europe, Asia and Australia. 

You can see the Collider exhibition at the following venues:

9 December 2016 – 25 April 2017
Queensland Museum, Brisbane

6 August 2016 – 6 November 2016
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

17 October 2014 – 19 July 2015
Palais de la découverte, Paris

23 May 2014 – 28 September 2014
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

13 November 2013 – 5 May 2014
Science Museum, London

Additional venues across Asia to be announced. Information on other SMG touring exhibitions can be found here.

Come on a journey inside the largest scientific experiment ever constructed. Buried deep under the border between Switzerland and France, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is the work of 10,000 men and women from across the globe, united in their quest to uncover the fundamental building blocks of our universe.

This immersive exhibition blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the famous particle physics laboratory. We’ll take you behind the scenes to witness the uncovering of the Higgs boson, explore the 27-km collider and its cathedral-sized detector caverns, and discover how studying the subatomic world can point the way to a fuller understanding of our universe.

See history being made. Meet engineers who build the impossible. Walk the tunnels of CERN. Stand in the heart of a collision. Witness a moment of discovery. Step inside the world's greatest experiment.

‘a bold endeavour to bring fundamental physics to the people… in many ways it’s better than the real thing [visiting CERN]’ The Independent

‘It’s impressive that everything is both visually striking (pretty, even) and yet informative, and the Science Museum should be very pleased with Collider.’ New Statesman

‘refreshingly grown-up’ BBC Radio 4 ‘PM’ programme

‘There is more to the show than the science, however. The museum pulled off the even harder trick of depicting CERN's character.’ The Economist

Image copyrights include © Science Museum and © Science Museum / Nick Rochowski

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Collider – this exhibition is now on international tour

Step inside the world’s greatest experiment
Floor: B
Age ranges
Age 12-16Adults


Collider: step inside the world’s greatest experiment was made possible with the support of:

Science and Technology Facilities Council logo


Winton Capital Management

Exhibition Benefactor:
The Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom

With additional support from:
Advanced Oncotherapy plc
National Instruments
The Ogden Trust
Collider Exhibition Patrons and Supporters

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