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:

October

21st - Apprentice Exploring Electricity Tour including Q&A with Apprentice co-ordinator (pre booking required by 1 October 2019

23rd (10:00 - 12:00) & (13:00 - 15:00) - Be Creative Halloween STEM event for ages 3+ (booking required) no charge

25th (10:00 - 12:00) & (13:00 - 15:00) - Be Creative Poppy Power Event for ages 3+ plus (booking required) no charge

Christmas opening times:

Closed from Tuesday 24th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020

Normal opening hours will resume from Thursday 2nd January 2020

February 2020

19th - Be Creative animation workshop 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm for ages 8+ (adult supervision required) (booking required) no charge

21st - STEM Club event (9.30am - 3pm) - Plant tour & STEM business enterprise activity for all ages 8+ (to include 1 adult per booking) (booking required by 30 January 2020)

April 2020

3rd - STEM Club event (09:30 - 3pm) - Plant tour & STEM business enterprise activity for all - ages 8+ (to include 1 adult per booking) (booking required by 1 March 2020)

8th - Be Creative Dungeness Easter STEM craft event (10am – 12pm or 1pm – 3pm) – ages 3+ plus (booking required) no charge (adult supervision required)

To book or for more information contact the visitor centre on 01797 343728 or email dungenessbtours@edf-energy.com.

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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