Sizewell Power Station

Sizewell Power Station is approximately 9 miles from The Farmhouse and takes 15 minutes to reach by car.

Sizewell B is the UK’s only Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) and also the most modern nuclear power station in the UK. The visitor centre offers a unique insight into this technology in an interactive exhibition, there is also a classroom facility and the opportunity to pre book a tour of the power station. 

The Visitor Centre

The visitor centre is where you can find out more about nuclear power station operations, how electricity is generated and more about EDF Energy.

The facility is free of charge and open to all, however you must be aged eleven years and over to go on a guided plant tour.

Tour Information:

Tours are subject to operational circumstances and adverse weather.

Pre-arranged site tours are available. Groups will be able to go on site and explore electricity, seeing first hand how nuclear power is used to provide low carbon electricity for the UK. Visits include an exhibition to explore, a presentation and a site tour by trained station guides.

Visits last approximately 3 hours. Half of this time is a  guided site tour on foot. 

Booking a Tour

Booking is required approximately 4 to 6 weeks in advance due to the mandatory security checks being completed before  arrival. You will be required to bring an ‘in date’ passport or driving licence (photographic identification) with you on your visit. If you do not have either of the above, please enquire prior to your visit what identification will be acceptable

The plant tour is a walking tour, which is mostly outdoors. It is 2662 metres (1.65 miles) long and there are 190 steps on the tour

Dress

As this is an operational industrial site, all visitors are required to wear sensible footwear (laced up boots or training shoes with grip on the sole.) The footwear must cover the entire foot. Visitors are also required to wear full length trousers and a top with a full length sleeves

A warm coat is recommended in the winter months as Sizewell Power Station is on the coast and it can be cold and windy at times

Sizewell Power Station on Suffolk Coast

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