CCC - CERN Control Centre

The CCC is the nerve centre of the CERN beam systems. Seen from above, the CERN Control Centre resembles the shape of a quadrupole magnet. The consoles are distributed in four circles, called “islands”, dedicated to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS), the Proton Synchrotron (PS) Complex and the Technical Infrastructure (TI) respectively. Spread between TI and LHC are the Cryogenics consoles. Being in the same room allows the 24h-manned islands to be constantly in touch with one another, thus ensuring the best performance of the machines.


After an video introduction explaining how the accelerator chain works, you will have a unique view on the control centre and its four zones. Guide will explain how work is organized there.
Standard opening times
Mon-Sat 08:00-19:00
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Accessible to pregnant women
Accessible to pacemaker, implants etc.
Accessible to reduced mobility
Accessibility details
Ground floor. Ramp for wheelchairs.
Underground site
Requires IMPACT

Description is given for information only and, as a result, imply no commitment from CERN Visits Service that they will be included in a visit programme. Any visit programme, even confirmed, is subject to last-minute changes due to operational or safety reasons.

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