The IMechE Power Industries Division has compiled a list of operational UK power stations which offer public visitor centres for guided educational tours.

We hope this will be useful for schools, youth groups and interested members of the public to visit and discover a power station.

Company Name Type of power station 
EDF Torness  Nuclear
EDF Heysham  Nuclear
EDF Hinkley Point Nuclear 
 EDF Hartlepool  Nuclear 
EDF   Sizewell B Nuclear 
CCFE  UKAEA  Nuclear Fusion (Research) 
 Drax Drax Power Station   Biomass/Coal
 First Hydro Company Dinorwig Power Station  Pumped-storage Hydroelectric 
 Drax Group Cruachan Power Station  Pumped-storage Hydroelectric 
FCC Environment  Greatmoor  Energy from waste 
Suez  Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre  Energy from waste 
FCC Environment  Lincolnshire EfW  Energy from waste 
Mapletree  GreenPark  Wind 
 Sheringham Soal Sheringham Soal  Wind 
Scottish Power Renewables  Whitelee Wind Farm  Wind 
Pitlochrydam Dam  Pitlochrydam   Hydroelectric
Know of another power station with a public visitor centre/guided educational tour not listed above? E-mail us at and we’ll get it added!

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