An exhibition of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our time opens in Manchester.
The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is the first stop in a tour of the Large Hadron Collider exhibition.
It 'transports' visitors into a virtual a tour of the CERN particle physics laboratory in Geneva.
Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester, has a cameo role in the critically acclaimed exhibition.
"I'm looking forward to seeing Collider open in Manchester, not just because it's my home town.
In the exhibition I only get to be the tea boy, but I can tell you that CERN is an extraordinary place, and the exhibition team have done a great job of capturing the excitement, awe and wonder of the LHC and particle physics."
The Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester, MOSI, is celebrating its 30th anniversary at its current site this weekend. The museum first opened at Liverpool Road on 15 September 1983, and is now one of the most visited museums outside London.
The Culture Select Committee will hold an inquiry today into the future of Manchester's Museum of Science and industry.
The group which owns MOSI said it may have to close one of it's three museums in the north in light of government spending cuts.
Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry is in "no danger at all" of closing, according to the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP.
Many feared government cuts would shut the museum. However, the minister said that was not true, as he answered a question from Oldham and Saddleworth MP, Debbie Abrahams.
The Culture Select Committee has agreed to investigate the funding of Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry and the Science Museum Group. MP for Manchester Withington, John Leech, says the MOSI faces closure if the government cuts funding.
A celebration of weird and wonderful things is taking place in Manchester this weekend.
The Museum of Science and Industry is holding a Maker Faire... an exhibition with inventions of all shapes and sizes.
Everything from robots to giant homemade games are being showcased by their creators.
More than sixty people are sharing their work this weekend.