EDF Energy's Hinkley Point Visitor Centre

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EDF Energy's Hinkley Point Visitor Centre

EDF Energy's Hinkley Point Visitor Centre
4.5
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Drop into our visitor centre or book a station tour to see for yourself how we generate electricity in a nuclear power station. Our visitor centre has an interactive exhibition where you can find out more about nuclear power generation. We also offer pre-booked tours of the power station and it's all free of charge
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2-3 hours
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Petep
Bridgwater, UK4 contributions
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May 2021
The last time I walked through Angel Place the EDF centre was closed and empty of all displays, so not sure it's available
Written May 25, 2021
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Steve T
1 contribution
Exceptional
Nov 2019
A highly professional team. The scale of the plant is truly awe inspiring. Both of the guides were knowledgeable and fluent in their delivery. I would recommend the visit.
Written December 3, 2019
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RobininBRISTOL
Bristol, UK1,120 contributions
First rate
Oct 2019
And excellent guides. There is a majesty and awe about the place - we visited B - which seemed huge but the new one being build along side is 3 times bigger!
Written October 27, 2019
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Robin H
Bristol, UK75 contributions
Brilliant tour
Oct 2019
I wasn't at all sure what this tour would be like but - my advice is do the tour to Hinkley B. We will be back to do the new plant before long. Nice and knowledgeable guides
Written October 25, 2019
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fizzyaddick
Bridgwater, UK32 contributions
Hinckley C visit
Mar 2019
It was really fascinating to see the site close up. You just believe the scale of things! Very interesting commentary as you go around.. just makes you more informed and understand why it’s taking so long to build
Written October 9, 2019
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J U
Bridgwater, UK69 contributions
I wouldn’t call it an attraction as such!
Nov 2018
This is in a shopping centre. It’s just one room with staff to tell you how Hinkley is getting on and to answer any questions people have.

There are a few hands on learning things to have a go at that fit the theme of the place but I wouldn’t go out of my way or make a spacial trip to come here!

The visitor centre is in Bridgwater and Hinkley Point power station in up past Cannington nearly 10 miles away. Not exactly on site!
Written October 9, 2019
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Kyle
1 contribution
Wonderful day out
Sep 2019 • Couples
Me and my wife when to visit hinkley point B on the 12/9/19 all I can say it's friendly staff worm welcome good atmosphere only bad thing we have was the bus was twenty minutes late but that's not really a problem I highly recommend going
Written September 14, 2019
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GSandKH
Spaxton, UK30 contributions
Wildlife and engineering
Aug 2019
We have been on 5 tours now: Hinkley C - Fascinating engineering project; Hinkley B - inside the building, including looking at the control room and a reactor (well the top of it); Nature walk around B; Nature walk around C; Bat spotting near B.
All the tour guides have been informative and pleasant. We don't understand why more people aren't going on these free tours.
Written August 20, 2019
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ArcherSomerset
Weston super Mare, UK88 contributions
A good start to our trip to Hinkley Point
Jul 2019
In order to visit the Hinkley Point site, you have to book first & meet up at the Visitor Centre in Bridgwater. We were part of a group visiting & were joined by several members of the public. There is a lot of fuss about security which I suppose is necessary, but I'm not sure of the necessity for those with sandals to have to go & buy locally some cheap shoes as at no point did we get off the coach .....
There is a brief introduction to HP in the Centre: the Staff / Guide are obviously well briefed, although I think the intro film could have been more effective.
However, we then made a short walk to a very comfortable coach & were driven for about 25 minutes to HP where the coach slowly drove around the site with our guide pointing out various aspects & items of interest clearly & with humour; the coach drives back the way it originally came to enable passengers on both sides of the coach to see the same things. Then the coach returned us to the Shopping Centre.

My overall impression was the vastness of the complex & what an incredible feat of engineering & organisation the whole project demands.

It would be interesting to return in a year's time to see further progress.

The trip was free apart from parking fees at the Shopping Centre car park.
Written August 10, 2019
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Deborah Duck
1 contribution
The staff at the center are helpful and go the extra mile to ensure you have a good trip
Jul 2019
The staff at the center were extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble. I organised a trip for school and it was a good mix of fun informative and interesting, The students on the trip all enjoyed it,
Written August 8, 2019
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