Power site welcomes visitors to see its work

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Heysham Power Station has flung open its doors to the public with the launch of a new visitor centre.

The purpose-built facility was completed in July and explains how the site generates low carbon electricity for more than two million homes and the role nuclear power plays in the UK’s energy needs.

It is one of seven new visitor centres which EDF Energy has introduced to its power stations across the country and includes interactive displays, information on sustainability and quizzes.

Donna Diamond, visitor centre coordinator, said: “The new visitor centre is a fantastic new resource for both stations and is the only one of its kind in the North West.

“We’d like to welcome anyone to pop along and see what we do here at Heysham and how nuclear power operates.

The new attraction, which is open between 10am and 4pm on weekdays and 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, is next to both Heysham power stations. Tours of the facility are also available but visitors are asked to pre-book these.