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Building the Universe, One Block at a Time

Uncover the secrets of the atom in our free temporary exhibition, developed by the University of York.

From the stars, to medicine, to electricity generation, discover how nuclear physics has shaped the world around you. Featuring a 7-metre long LEGO® model containing over 25,000 LEGO® bricks, this exhibition explores inside the atom. Join the Binding Blocks team from the University of York’s Department of Physics and see the elements like never before. You’ll even have the chance to see the nuclear chart in the virtual world of Minecraft.

This pop-up exhibition will be on show at our flagship King’s Cross building during February 2020 and is recommended for ages 12+

Who to contact

Contact Name
Imogen Small
Contact Position
Public Engagement Officer


Institute of Physics
Caledonian Road
N1 9BU
Accessibility notes

The Institute of Physics is the professional body and learned society for physics in the UK and Ireland. We inspire people to develop their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of physics. We're conveniently located just five minutes’ walk from the excellent transport links of King's Cross, St Pancras and Eurostar stations. 

Time / date Details

Opening times/date
4 – 27 February 2020. Monday – Friday 10am–6pm Exhibition closed: 11 and 13 February

Other Details

Cost Details
Record updated: 29/01/2020