The world’s greatest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, comes to Manchester.

What’s the universe made of? Does helium nuclei mean anything to you? Visit Collider at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester and you’ll be one step closer to the truth. The exhibition takes visitors to the centre of perhaps the greatest scientific experiment of all time, the Large Hadron Collider.

If the words ‘particle physics’ make you feel like yawning, you should think again. This is about discovering the building blocks of the universe. And although it might sound like seriously heavy, brain-boggling stuff, the exhibition does a superb job of explaining facts, figures and the fantastic. Even putting aside talk of ‘particle beams’, the exhibition is an awe-inspiring spectacle in its own right. Visitors will experience a behind-the-scenes tour of the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva. Through theatre, video, sound and art, the Large Hadron Collider is brought to life in spectacular fashion. Actual artefacts from the real thing are on display too, including part of one of the massive 15-metre magnets that steer the Collider’s beam. Summer’s not just for sunning yourself on the beach, it’s for learning too.


Collider at The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester runs from 23 May to 28 September 2014. Head to to learn more. 


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