Large Hadron Collider exhibition

Main Hall, Free Exhibition

A travelling exhibition showcasing the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s largest science experiment was on public display in the Main Hall of the Scottish Parliament from Saturday 2 February 2013 - Friday 8 February 2013.

Visitors could walk through a life size model of part of the LHC tunnel and learn more about science from the interactive exhibits. The exhibition aimed to help create a sense of what it's like to be a particle physicist working on the largest science experiment of our generation.

Visitors also had the opportunity to meet some of the UK's top LHC researchers and physics students who were available to answer questions and help to inspire the next generation of scientists.

Associated Events

CERN Lecture - Thursday 7 February

Dr Aidan Robson from the University of Glasgow gave a free lecture on CERN, the Large Hadron Collider and his work on the world's largest scientific experiment.

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Opening Hours

  • 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) on Monday, Friday, and Saturday
  • 9am to 6.30pm (last entry 6pm) Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Closed Sunday 

For more information about visiting the Scottish Parliament please see the Visiting The Parliament page.