From humble beginnings...
You don’t start out by inventing the greatest toy the world has ever known. First, you have to understand puzzles. In the Invent area of Beyond Rubik’s Cube, you’ll learn about what inspired Ernő Rubik to build the Rubik’s Cube and even design a puzzle of your own.
“A good puzzle, it's a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It's very clear, and the problem depends just on you.” - Ernő Rubik
In 1974, at the age of twenty nine, Ernő Rubik designed a small puzzle for his students made from wood blocks and paper clips.
A year later, he would patent the most successful puzzle game the world has ever known.
Despite being the sole inventor of an enormously successful toy that became a cultural icon, Ernő Rubik has shied away from the spotlight for 40 years. Beyond Rubik’s Cube displays Rubik’s original Cube concepts for the first time, including drawings, prototypes, and more.
Become a Puzzle Master
When you visit Beyond Rubik’s Cube, you’ll experience one of the world’s newest and most advanced museum exhibitions. It weaves together the complex creativity of Rubik's puzzle-making mind with related spatial and pattern-recognition challenges, and the latest technology, to give visitors a deeper appreciation of the Rubik's Cube phenomenon.
When you walk into Beyond Rubik’s Cube, take some time to play with one of the most beautiful experiences in the whole exhibition, the entry wall. Through the magic of projection mapping, light sensors read your body movement and cause the shapes on the wall to change.
Beyond Rubik’s Cube features dozens of Ernő Rubik’s early puzzles, including the original Rubik’s Cube prototype. This is the first public display of these puzzles.
Love 3D puzzles? Invent your own! Cube Prototype lets you and your family work together to create your own unique 3D puzzles from materials similar to what Ernő Rubik used to create the prototype Rubik's Cube. Maybe you'll design the world's next great puzzle right in the exhibition space!