National Physical Laboratory

NPL Open House Open House 2016

Following the success of the open events in 2012 and 2014, the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will be opening its doors on Tuesday 17 May 2016 for you to see for yourself the amazing research we do.

Register now to attend Open House 2016
2 - 8 pm, 17 May 2016

NPL is one of the UK's leading science and research facilities. It is a centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate standards, science and technology available. Our facilities in Teddington are among the world's most extensive and sophisticated for measurement science.

On 17 May 2016, NPL Open House will give people the chance to explore much of the science that goes on at NPL and the facilities that are used to do it. The week is significant: Friday 20 May is World Metrology Day. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875, which continues to provide the basis for a single, coherent system of measurements, traceable to the International System of Units (SI).

The occasion offers a chance to celebrate the impact of measurement on our daily lives, making it the perfect time to visit NPL, the UK's National Measurement Institute, and discover what we do.

NPL Open House 2016 is a free event, although registration is essential

Over 2,500 people attended the previous NPL Open House event, held in 2014

We are also opening our doors on the same day at NPL North of England, in Huddersfield - find out more

Visitor Guide 2014

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Electronic version of the Visitor Guide for the 2014 Open House. This guide outlines the laboratories that were open and also the programme of talks. The 2016 Open House guide will be available nearer 17 May 2016.

Download the guide Adobe Acrobat PDF file

Short talks 2014

In 2014, our lecture theatre hosted a programme of short talks ranging from the History of NPL to a taster of our fun science talks for the non-scientist.

Watch the talks on our YouTube Channel

Open labs 2014

A wide variety of science laboratories were open which included our spectacular reverberation and anechoic chambers used for measuring sound equipment.

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