Hinkley Point Visitor Centre

At our new Hinkley Point Visitor Centre, visitors are encouraged to explore how electricity is created in a fun and interactive way.

Our brand new Visitor Centre is now open!

People of all ages can learn why there is an overwhelming need to produce low carbon energy and how EDF is helping Britain achieve net zero through the construction of Hinkley Point C and the use of other renewable sources such as wind and solar power.

Let us take you on a virtual tour of the construction site where you can interact with a map of site or just watch our drone footage as it navigates around Big Carl, the world's largest crane! 

Location

Hinkley Point Visitor Centre
Cannington Court
Church St
Cannington
Bridgwater
TA5 2HA

Directions to Cannington Court

Opening times

Monday - Thursday
09:30 - 17:00 (except Bank Holidays)

Friday
09:30 - 16:00

Friday 27th May - Visitor Centre Closed  due to maintenance

Wednesday 15th June - Visitor Centre Closed due to staff training

 

The last visit is half an hour before closing. Please phone in advance to confirm availability.

Additional infromation

  • Tel: 07813 232358
  • There is no charge for entry
  • Entry is through the Porter’s Lodge at Cannington Court
  • Our Visitor Centre and Brassage are open to everyone and fully accessible to all

Parking

Available parking is limited to 5 spaces – bay numbers 29 to 33. To respect our neighbours in the local community, we ask that our visitors do not park their cars on the roads around Cannington Court at any time.

Hinkley Point tours

If you would like to book a tour for Hinkley Point C please call 07813 232358 or email hinkleypointtours@nnb-edfenergy.com.

For education trips please email hinkleypointtours@nnb-edfenergy.com.

All Hinkley Point B tours are suspended.

Explore Hinkley Point C

Hinkley Point C nuclear power station is currently under construction and is the first nuclear power station to be built in the UK in a generation. During construction, 25,000 jobs and 1,000 apprenticeships will be created, as well as 900 jobs during operation. The twin unit UK EPR reactors will be capable of generating 3,260MW of secure, low-carbon electricity for 60 years.


Take a tour of the construction site

Zoom in and click on the icons to learn more about what’s happening across the construction site.

 

Education and skills

We offer a range of free and innovative activities including hands-on STEM workshops, curriculum-linked teaching resources, assemblies and events for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 – to help young people take advantage of the huge opportunities that the construction and operation of Hinkley Point C has to offer.

Explore Hinkley Point B

Hinkley Point B is a nuclear power station in Somerset which has been providing the UK with low-carbon electricity 1976. The station, which includes two Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors, was the first of its kind to generate electricity to the grid in the UK.

Take a look around Hinkley Point B nuclear power station with Station Director Peter Evans

How is nuclear energy generated at Hinkley Point B?

Daily plant status

Find out the current status of the reactors at Hinkley Point B and how much energy they’re generating. This information is updated on weekdays.