Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, tours of Hinkley Point B and C are currently suspended… but you can still explore both from the comfort of your own home.

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.

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.


Our brand new Visitor Centre will be opening soon!

The Hinkley Point Visitor Centre is moving from its former home in Bridgwater’s Angel Place shopping centre to its new location at Cannington Court. Work is well underway at the new site so that it is ready when public visits are possible again in the future.

The brand new Visitor Centre is a place where people of all ages can learn more about the construction and operation of Hinkley Point B and C while also exploring the low-carbon energy system of the future.