Tours & Visits
In order to protect the health and well-being of ESS staff, partners & suppliers, and limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all visits to the ESS site are currently suspended.
You are more than welcome to return to our website and send in a visit request once the ESS precautionary restrictions due to COVID-19 are lifted.
For further information, please get in touch with your ESS contact.
ESS is an inspiring project, not only for those who work here but also for the surrounding community and various external stakeholders. In 2019, ESS welcomed 6421 visitors on site in 804 groups, and similar numbers are expected in the coming years.
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, ESS also receives target groups with various backgrounds to experience the ESS construction site.
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. If you have questions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, but 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 seven days. We are only able to offer group visits.
Please note that ESS is limited as to the number of visits that can be permitted within the offices or on the construction site, so as not to interfere with the day-to-day work or ongoing construction. We therefore prioritise visit requests, as our primary goal is to finish the construction project on time and on budget, and to deliver First Science in 2023.
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.