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Harwell Open Day

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Step inside the UK’s leading Science and Innovation campus

For the first time in eight years, we invite you to come and explore behind the scenes, see first-hand where some of the world’s most pioneering research takes place and meet the scientists and technicians who deliver the breakthroughs and discoveries they hear about on the news.From exploring a particle accelerator to ESA astronauts, this day is not one to miss.

Explore world-renowned scientific facilities like ISIS Neutron and Muon SourceRAL Space, and Diamond, the UK’s synchrotron light source. Engage with experts, dive into exhibitions, and uncover the future of science and technology shaping our world.Experts from our different facilities will be on hand to talk about their inspirational work and how it will improve life for current and future generations.


There will be exhibition spaces located around the site allowing visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into the science and technology carried out both at Harwell and at the other locations run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) – from supercomputing, accelerator science, and next generation telescopes to biological sciences and robotics.


Dive into a world of virtual and augmented reality on our interactive sessions

Innovation Playground

Unleash your creativity at our Innovation Playground, where imagination knows no bounds

Exclusive Tours

Enjoy the rare opportunity to tour our national facilities, including the UK’s national particle accelerator, Diamond Light Source

Inspiring Space Talks

Fuel your curiosity with inspiring science talks

Space Escape Room

Unlock the mysteries of the universe in our space-themed escape room

Meet an Astronaut

Meet and greet with real-life astronauts

Drone Display

Watch the skies come alive with exciting drone displays

Robot Showcase

Discover the future at our Family Fun Day with thrilling robot displays


Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Visitors Centre – Hamilton Room Fermi Avenue Harwell Campus Didcot Oxfordshire