About Dungeness B Visitor Centre

Our visitor centre at Dungeness B power station sits in a unique location in the middle of Dungeness National Nature Reserve in Kent; a Special Protection Area (SPA) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It’s a diverse landscape home to many unique plants, animals and birds - one third of all UK plant species are found here at Dungeness.

The visitor centre has an interactive exhibition centre to help visitors understand more about nuclear power generation.

We offer free Exploring Electricity tours for the general public, societies, business groups, colleges and universities at either 9.30am or 1.30pm (subject to availability). 

We also offer free educational visits for primary & secondary schools from 9.30am until 2pm, which includes a STEM activity (either science or ecology based).

All bookings are subject to availability.

Visitor Centre Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 16:00 hours, except bank holidays

Please note: The visitor centre will be closed on a number of dates for special events. Please call us in advance of your visit. 

 

 

Mark your calendar

Dates for your diary:

Dungeness Visitor Centre Events 2020

Please note: Unless specified below all our event are to be pre-booked by contacting DungenessBtours@edf-energy.com or 01797 343728. Places are limited on all our events, children must be supervised by an adult during all our events, please make note of age restrictions and booking closure dates below:

February
19 - BE CREATIVE AT DUNGENESS STEM Animation Workshop 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm 


April
3 - STEM CLUB EVENT 9.30am - 3pm  – “Inspiring the next generation” - plant tour & STEM activity. Minimum age 9 years old, bookings must be made by 10 03 20

8 - BE CREATIVE AT DUNGENESS EASTER /STEM EVENT 10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm


May
26 - ROMNEY MARSH COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP BUG HUNT - 1.30pm (pre booking not required)

29 - RHDR Railway Family Discovering Dungeness Event - Catch the 10am train from New Romney /nature trail/exploring electricity experience (plant tour operational requirements permitting) & return train (Minimum age 8 years old). Bookings made via the RHDR website by clicking the link below or 01797 362353 by 01 05 20. Train tickets must be purchased.


June
12 - RHDR Railway Family Discovering Dungeness Event - Catch the 10am train from New Romney /nature trail/exploring electricity experience (plant tour operational requirements permitting) & return train (Minimum age 8 years old). Bookings made via the RHDR website by clicking the link below or 01797 362353 by 15 05 20. Train tickets must be purchased. 


July
28 - ROMNEY MARSH COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP BUG HUNT 1.30pm (no pre booking) 


August
5 & 12 - BE CREATIVE AT DUNGENESS STEM EVENT Tour & Environmental event 9:30am – 2pm. Minimum age 9 years old, bookings must be made by 06 07 20

7  & 14 - STEM CLUB EVENT 9.30am - 3pm  – “Inspiring the next generation” - plant tour & STEM activity. Minimum age 9 years old, bookings must be made by 21 07 20

18 - ROMNEY MARSH COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP BUG HUNT 1.30pm (no pre booking) 


October
26 - APPRENTICE EXPLORING ELECTRICITY TOUR and Q&A – Plant tour & Q&A with Apprenticeship Co-ordinator. Bookings must be made by 01 10 20

30 - BE CREATIVE AT DUNGENESS STEM HALLOWEEN EVENT  10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm       

 

 

Tour Information

Tour time: For 9.30 am and 1.30pm tours you will need to allow 2.5 hours for your tour experience which includes a safety and security briefing.

Minimum age: Minimum age for the station tour is 8 years old

Bookings must be made at least 4 weeks in advance for security purposes.

You will be accompanied by a trained station guide and will include the cooling water intake, turbine hall, reactor viewing gallery and control room simulator (subject to availability). 

All site tours include a safety and security briefing and the issue of relevant PPE (personal protective equipment).

Contact us

If you have any questions about the visitor centre, or about taking a tour, please contact our visitor centre co-ordinator Alison:

Telephone: 01797 343728
Address: Dungeness B power station,  Romney Marsh, Kent. TN29 9PX
Email: dungenessbtours@edf-energy.com

Frequently asked questions

Why do I need to pre-book a site tour. Can't I just turn up?

To comply with the requirements of our Nuclear Site Licence and our regulators, all tours must be booked at least four weeks in advance.  For safety and security reasons all our visitors are required to provide some personal information designed to allow background checks. The personal data submitted will be processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation; further information can be found in our privacy notice. You will also be required to bring photographic identification with you on the day, preferably your passport, and you will pass through airline style security checks before being allowed to take part in our visitor tour.. If you do not have any photographic identification, please contact the visitor centre team to understand what identification will be acceptable. Those arriving without acceptable identification will not be permitted on to the station tour. 

Is there anything I can’t bring on site with me?

Yes, to ensure we comply with our Nuclear Site Licence, there are restrictions on taking specific items on to site. This includes (but not exclusive to) weapons, cameras, mobile telephones, video recording equipment and all GPS tracking devices – including fitness watches. This applies to all staff and visitors. Please contact the relevant site to clarify whether you are permitted to take an object on to site. 

I’m a foreign / dual national - am I allowed on the site tours?

Foreign nationals may be allowed on the pre-arranged tours but are subject to additional security requirements, and need prior approval from the Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR). This process takes a minimum of 4 weeks. Please note that these requirements do not apply to children under the age of 16 who are visiting as part of an organised school party. Please contact the visitor centre of the site you wish to visit to make these arrangements.

How accessible is the pre-arranged tour?

Subject to the conditions of our Nuclear Site Licence, our visitor centres are open to everyone and are fully accessible to all. The walking tour of our sites takes approximately one to two hours to complete and may include lifts, narrow corridors and in some cases stairways; this may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. Please check with our visitor centre staff prior to your visit if you have any mobility concerns or medical conditions the site should be aware of. Where possible, arrangements will be made to accommodate all visitors on a tour of the power station. 

Will I be safe on a nuclear power station?

The safety of our staff, visitors and the communities around us is our number one priority. All our guides are fully trained to ensure that your visit will be both safe and enjoyable. During the tour you may hear alarm tests or announcements, these are part of our normal operations and your guide will keep you advised as to what they mean.

Do I need to wear special clothing?

It is a requirement that arms and legs are fully covered when attending a tour. Shoes should be flat and secure, heels or open-toed shoes are not permitted. A warm coat is recommended in the winter months; many of our sites are on the coast, and it can be cold and windy at times. Some of our sites require visitors to wear additional safety clothing such as a high visibility jacket and hard hat; these will be provided for you before you leave on the tour.

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