Dungeness B power station

Dungeness B is a nuclear power station on the south coast of England. It was the first Advanced Gas-cooled reactor to begin construction in the UK.

Since 1983 Dungeness B has generated low carbon electricity for 38.2 million homes

Avoiding 49.8m tonnes of CO2 emissions*

That's like taking 22.8m cars off UK roads for a year

* When compared to direct emissions of combined cycle gas turbines | all figures rounded to the nearest hundred thousand

About Dungeness B

  • Station Director: John Benn
  • Reactor type: 2 Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
  • Total supply to the national grid: 1120 MW
  • Coolant: Carbon dioxide gas (CO2)
  • Start of construction: 1966
  • Start of generation: 1983
  • Estimated decommissioning date: 2028
  • People: Approximately 550 full time EDF Energy employees, plus over 200 full time contract partners
  • Daily plant status - find out which reactors at our eight nuclear power stations are in service and what they are generating (data updated on weekdays)

Visit Dungeness B power station

Due to Coronavirus all site tours have been suspended and our exhibition centre remains closed, we are also unfortunately unable to take any forward bookings at this time. We will update our website with further information when the situation changes.

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 and 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).

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).

Opening hours and events

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. 

 

Dates for your diary:​

We will update our events calendar as soon as our Visitor Centre has reopened.

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions about the visitor centre, or about taking a tour, please check our FAQs.

Contact the visitor centre on:

Telephone: 01797 343728
Address: Dungeness B power station, Romney Marsh, Kent. TN29 9PX
Email: dungenessbtours@edf-energy.com

Find out more about Dungeness B

Contact Dungeness B

  • Address:
    EDF Dungeness B power station
    Romney Marsh
    Kent TN29 9PX
     
    Reception: +44 (0)1797 343300
  • Media requests:
    Matthew Pardo 
    07384 529006

    Community requests: 
    Alison Prentice 

 

For all Dungeness Estate filming enquiries and contacts, please contact dungenessestate.co.uk.

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