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Collider took visitors 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 blended theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, recreating a visit to the famous particle physics laboratory. It took visitors 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.

The award-winning exhibition also went on an international tour across Europe, Asia and Australia, visiting the following museums:

  • 23 May – 28 September 2014: Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
  • 17 October 2014 – 19 July 2015: Palais de la découverte, Paris
  • 6 August – 6 November 2016: Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
  • 9 December 2016 – 25 April 2017: Queensland Museum, Brisbane

Made possible with the support of

Science & Technology Facilities Council logo
Winton logo

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