Due to the current high demand for media visits and the 60th anniversary events, the press office will accept media visits only as of October 2014.
Print press, Radio or News Agency
From a CERN Member / Associate / Candidate / Observer State
The press office is organizing visits for journalists coming from CERN Member States, Associate Member States and Observers: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece Hungary, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Romania, Serbia, India, Japan, Russian Federation, Turkey and USA.
These visits involve one or two underground experimental areas (if place available) and the LHC tunnel (only properly mandated image media), as well as meetings with scientists from your country.
From another country
As the countries above we welcome you to visit CERN, but an underground visit cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the CERN press office at least six weeks in advance of your preferred visit date. Press with no mandate can also book a visit tour underground with the CERN public Visits Service.
TV production / agency or publication photographer
TV and photographers will handled case by case. However, the Press Office will only accept visits from this media that have a clear mandate with a broadcaster, publication or agency. Please contact us at least six weeks in advance in order to fix a date for your visit.
During your visit you should be able to see one or two detectors of the underground areas.
- The LHC tunnel can be accessible to visual media, however we advise you to use our stock footage on the tunnel.
- Photographers with no mandate can also book a visit tour underground with the CERN public Visits Service.
Read the disclaimer
Please read the liability waiver regarding the safety onsite to take into account before your visit.
The underground areas are working sites: your visit will be subject to safety conditions. The press office cannot guarantee which experiment you will be able to see during your visit as there will be much activity ongoing underground and areas can be closed at short notice.