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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Discover the science of particles

Everything we experience in our everyday lives is the result of just a few fundamental particles. A ray of sunshine is a stream of particles of light, or photons. Your own body is a complex machine made of quarks and electrons. Physicists have uncovered much about the structure of matter, but there still remain some huge unsolved mysteries. Join the Collider team as they take a light-hearted romp across the frontiers of physics, from Higgs bosons to enigmatic dark matter.

The science of particles | Dark matter | Antimatter | The Higgs boson

Collider curator Dr Harry Cliff takes a unique look at the science behind the Higgs boson.

Collider curator Dr Harry Cliff explains antimatter.

Collider curator Dr Harry Cliff explores the mysterious world of dark matter.

Max the demon and Tangle the cat explore the wonders of particle physics in this short animation by the BAFTA award-winning Brothers McLeod.”