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Here’s how you can come and visit us…

Open Evenings and Open Days

Our Open Evenings and Open Days give you the chance to see the JET and MAST Upgrade experiments and meet the scientists and engineers who are bringing fusion power to Earth.

The events are free; the Open Evenings are on Wednesdays, beginning at 6.30pm and include an introductory talk and tours of the experimental facilities (cameras are welcome), usually finishing around 9.30pm. The Open Days are on Saturdays, with a similar programme of talks and tours available either in the morning or the afternoon.

Please note:

  • The tours are not suitable for children below the age of 14;
  • A significant amount of walking is involved during the tours;
  • People with pacemakers or other medical implants will not be able to access certain areas.

Open Evening / Open Day dates:

  • The date for the April Open Evening will be published here on Friday 31st January. Please check back at the end of the month to find out when our next event will be

Please email communications@ukaea.uk to book places for the Open Evenings.

Visitor on a tour of JET

School, College and University visits

For UK schools we run a series of visit days aimed at A-level Physics or equivalent students to come and learn about nuclear fusion and the research happening at Culham. These visits consist of an introductory talk followed by a tour of the JET facility and last around 2.5 hours.

There are several start times for these visits: 09:45, 11:45 and 13:45.

For universities and non-UK schools we are able to offer visits during working weekdays. Presentations and tours are tailored to the age group concerned, and a typical visit lasts two to three hours (i.e. a whole morning or afternoon). These visits are offered to groups of between 10 and 30.

We also offer, subject to availability, visits by scientists to give talks and hands-on demonstrations at primary or secondary schools.

To request a school visit or ask for more details, please email education@ukaea.uk.

You can also find fusion education resources, including virtual tours of JET and MAST Upgrade, at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s education channel, hosted by The Learning Partnership.

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