Sizewell B is the UK’s only Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) and also the most modern nuclear power station in the UK. Our visitor centre offers a unique insight into this technology in our interactive exhibition space.
To enhance the visitor experience, you can also pre book a tour of the power station. For school visits, a classroom is also available where young people can get involved in a wide range of STEM activities.
Sizewell B visitor centre bring science to life
Leiston Primary School learn about electronics at Sizewell B
Day in the life of an operator
Everyone loves a zingy selfie!
Sizewell B engage females in STEM at the Suffolk Skills Show
Station tour of Sizewell B power station
Ramsey Academy Halsted, Triple Science visit
Brownies visit Sizewell B
Inspiring the next generation in STEM
Junk boat modelling
Northgate High School work with apprentices on their electric car project
Putting their knowledge to the test!
Students from Colchester Institute visit Sizewell B
Saxmundham Free School bring energy to science lessons
Great Yarmouth College make a visit to Sizewell B
Monday to Friday: 09:00 - 16.00 hours, except bank holidays.
Weekends can be accommodated, by prior arrangement only.
- 30/31 May: Come and see us at the Suffolk Show
- 21 June: Visit us at the Women in Engineering Event at Rosewood Pavilion, Cambridge
- 01 Aug: Summer of Engineering Event (10am - 2pm) - no booking required
- 07 Aug: Summer of Engineering Event (10am - 2pm) - no booking required
- 16 Aug: Summer of Engineering Event (10am - 2pm) - no booking required
- 22 Aug: Summer of Engineering Event (10am - 2pm) - no booking required
- 29 Aug: Summer of Engineering Event (10am - 2pm) - no booking required
Tour time: Visitors are advised to allow up to 3 hours for a site visit, this includes a safety brief followed by a walking tour of the power station. Please contact us for more details.
Minimum age: Minimum age for the station tour is 11 years old
Bookings must be made at least 3 weeks in advance.
You will be accompanied by a trained station guide.
The plant tour is a walking tour, mostly outdoors, and is 1.65 miles long.
If you have any questions about the visitor centre, or about taking a tour, please contact our visitor centre co-ordinator Sarah:
Telephone: 01728 653974
Address: Sizewell B power station, near Leiston, Suffolk. IP16 4UR
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 three weeks in advance, note some sites require four weeks’ notice. For safety and security reasons all our visitors are required to provide some personal information designed to allow background checks, all this information will be managed in line with the latest data protection regulations. 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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