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!
Hinkley Point Visitor Centre
Directions to Cannington Court
Monday - Thursday
09:30 - 17:00 (except Bank Holidays)
09:30 - 16:00
The last visit is half an hour before closing. Please phone in advance to confirm availability.
WE ARE CLOSED 22 MARCH 11 AM - 2PM
Please note last entrance is 3.30 pm on a Friday
PLEASE NOTE THE VISITOR CENTRE WILL BE CLOSED ON 2ND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH DUE TO STAFF TRAINING
- 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
- For EDF Customer Services 0333 200 5100
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For education trips please email email@example.com.
All Hinkley Point B tours are suspended.
Meet the Visitors Centre team
Come and meet our team of dedicated experts of visitor guides and coordinators. The team have a wealth of knowledge and can help you understand more about the Hinkley Point C project.
Photographed from left to right: Jane Tomaney, Senior Visitor Centre Coordinator, Caroline Woods, Visitor Centre Coordinator, Debbie Ison, Visitor Tour Guide, Lida VanHam, Visitor Tour Guide, Sacha Hawthorne, Visitor Centre Receptionist, Maxine Shorthouse, Visitor Centre Coordinator and James Mansfield, Visitor Centre Coordinator.
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.