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Sellafield Visitors Centre Lake District SELLAFIELD VISITORS CENTRE


Sellafield 'The Sellafield Visitors Centre' can be found on the west Cumbrian coast at Sellafield, Seascale and north of Ravenglass and south of Whitehaven. You will find a excellent day out for all the family where you will discover, explore the world of Sellafield, BNFL and the generation of electricity.

The learning and discovery involves interaction, exhibits and presentations which will give you and insight into the ways how electricty is generated from nuclear power to fossil fuels.

Within the centre you there are a number of areas for you to encounter:

The World of BNFL which involves a number of of on-screen displays and interactive games in which you will learn the history of BNFL and its operations worldwide.

The Sellafield Gallery where you will travel through a time tunnel discovering the earlier history and the present day of Sellafield with the aid of plasma screens. The presentations will give you interesting facts and its operations. View the Sellafield site from the observatory and walkway.

The Sellafield Story is given by the visitors center staff with the aid of DVD footage in which you will explore the past, present and future of Sellafield from its operations to its processes. You can also ask questions if you wish.

Sparking Reaction is independent interactive exhibition which is produced by the Science Museum, London Within the exhibition you will discover electricity generation, role of nuclear power with the aid of touchscreen games, hands on displays and interactive zones. Once you enter into the exhibition you go through the Earth, Live and Neutral where you will view live images from cameras at electricty-generation sites and electricty users in homes and businesses. On leaving the Earth, Live & Neutral you can enter into the Core where issues are raised in relation to how Britain is powered. Powering Your Future is interactive exhibits and artefacts on questions such as Do we take electricty for granted and best way to power to your home? In the area of Weighing the Risks discover how safe is a nuclear plant? What is the worst that can happen and why are we scared? Enter into the Immersion Cinema where you have been placed in charge of solving the energy shortages and power cuts which the country is facing. Through the interaction you decide how the country is to be powered. Also within Sparking Reaction you will find Exhibits for the under 7s, Find out more and have your say along with Think on.

After visiting the Sparking Reaction why not enter into the Art Exhibition and discover some of the local artists paintings which are changed every month.


Afterwards you can take a well earned rest in the coffee shop where you will find varied range of refreshments and hot meals [at certain times]. Before you leave enter into the gift shop where there is a variety of goods to remember your day at Sellafield.

Pinic area can be found along with a Tourist Information Centre.


It is advisable to contact Sellafield prior to your visit if there is something specific you wish to see or any alterations have been made to the Opening times and the attraction itself. Disclaimer

Further information and details on opening times, costs and facilities please contact or visit web site.

Location - Sellafield, Seascale close to Ravenglassl

Telephone: Sellafield Visitor Centre +44 [0] 1946 727027
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