Prof Tim Berners-Lee developed the first ever web page while working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Cern) in the 1990s. Now, he’s recreating the archival web page for to allow people to better understand the hardware and software that made the first browsing experience possible.

“I want my children to be able to understand the significance of this point in time: the web is already so ubiquitous – so, well, normal – that one risks failing to see how fundamentally it has changed,” said Dan Noyes, the web manager for Cern’s communication group. “We are in a unique moment where we can still switch on the first web server and experience it. We want to document and preserve that.”

The overall aim of the project hosted at by Cern is to preserve all the digital assets associated with the inception of the web, with a searchable archive for those using the Internet in the future who will take it for granted. April 30 is the day the world wide web entered the public domain for the first time.