Go behind-the-scenes at the Power Stations

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A new visitor centre will open at Heysham Power Stations on Thursday (July 11) giving the public a sneak peek behind its doors.

The state-of-the-art centre is full of hands-on displays for kids and information about nuclear power and how it is generated.

Heysham Power Stations Visitor Centre Co-ordinator, Donna Diamond.

Heysham Power Stations Visitor Centre Co-ordinator, Donna Diamond.

Its opening coincides with Heysham 1’s 30th birthday and Heysham 2’s 25th.

There will also be guided tours around Heysham 2, with tours of Heysham 1 scheduled to start in 2014.

Owners EDF Energy aim to open seven centres at their plants across the UK.

“The centre will allow us to introduce people to our operation in a safe, informative and attractive environment and we expect many thousands of visitors through the doors,” said Alan Oulton, Heysham 2 station director.

The visitor centre will be open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. All plant tours will require advanced booking.

Please call Donna Diamond on 01524 868451 or email heyshamvisitorcentre@edf-energy.com

See next week’s Visitor for a special feature going inside the Heysham power stations.