Tours & Visits
ESS is an inspiring project, not only for those who work here but also for the surrounding community and various external stakeholders. In 2020-2021, ESS remained open for business-critical visitors, and welcomed visitors from the host and member countries who helped us to bring our project forward.
The purpose and motivation behind visits to ESS vary: the majority of business visitors directly contribute in order to deliver the project on time and on budget, whereas high-level visiting groups, heads of states, politicians and diplomats visit ESS to experience the international collaboration needed to construct one of the largest science and technology infrastructure projects being built today. With a continued commitment to educational and outreach activities, we welcome local community groups, eg. local NGOs school and university groups, study tours and conference participant groups.
If you are interested in visiting the European Spallation Source, a request must be made, by first creating an account and then filling in the appropriate form. At the moment we continue to assess and prioritise visit requests due to high-demand. Please keep in mind that we only accept visit requests through the electronic Visits Request Form.
Please contact us with ample time to plan your visit (30 days in advance is preferred, some exceptions may apply). We will evaluate your request and get back to you within 15 days. We are only able to offer group visits.
We prioritise visit requests, as our primary goal is to finish the construction project on time and on budget, and to deliver First Science in 2027.
GDPR Notice to Visitors
Should your visit be approved, please read the document "Privacy Notice to Visitors” and be sure to share it with the rest of the visitor group coming to ESS. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please also read the "Visitor Information" document, which details certain requirements and other general information you need to be aware of prior to your visit.