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Explore Electricity with Hartlepool Power Station

Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00

Explore Electricity with Hartlepool Power Station

Explore nuclear power generation at Hartlepool power station's Visitor Centre.  Our interactive exhibition explains how electricity is generated in a nuclear power station.  Information panels also cover safety on site, radiation, nuclear waste, and other forms of electricity generation.

You can book a free station tour, where our knowledgeable guides will show you the Turbine Hall, which are home to two electromagnetic generators, the Cooling Water Pump House, and the emergency garages.  Tours will last up to three hours.

Our Visitor Centre is also home to the Partnership for Nature, of which Hartlepool power station is a member, alongside Natural England, Hartlepool Countryside Wardens and the Teesmouth Field Centre.

We do not have refreshment facilities for visitor use.

Site Access

Visitor must be at least 7 years of age to attend a tour.  Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.  All visitors over the aged 16 need to confirm thier nationality with a recognised means of photographic identification in order tio gain access to site e.g curent passport.


If you have mobility difficulties, please contact our Visitor Centre team who will be able to advise you about site accessibility.

How to Find Us.

Hartlepool power station is just off the A178, between RSPB Saltholme, and Seaton Carew.  Our Visitor Centre is on the left-hand side, opposite the Visitor's car park.

Openning Hours

Our Visitors Centre is open Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 16:00, excluding public holidays.  Site tours are subject to operational activities and must be booked four weeks prior to tour date.

This information has been provided directly by the organisation/ service provider. However, it is still always a good idea to contact them to check nothing has been changed.


Who to contact

01429 853582

Where to go

Name of venue
Hartlepool Power Station

When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:00

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