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Visit CCFE

We are keen to encourage as many people as possible to view the fusion research facilities at Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. Our policy for visits is given below.

School, College and University visits

School visitOur current School Visit Days are fully booked, to join our schools mailing list to hear about cancellations and future events, please visit: http://eepurl.com/doZTwH

For UK schools we run a series of visit days aimed at A-level Physics or equivalent students to come and learn about nuclear fusion and the research happening at Culham. These visits consist of an introductory talk followed by a tour of our JET facility and last around 2.5 hours.

There are several start times for these visits: 09:45, 11:45 and 13:45.

For Universities and non-UK schools we are able to offer visits during working weekdays. Presentations and tours are tailored to the age group concerned, and a typical visit lasts two to three hours (i.e. a whole morning or afternoon). These visits are offered to groups of between 10 and 30.

We also offer, subject to availability,visits by scientists to give talks and hands-on demonstrations at primary or secondary schools.

To request a school visit or ask for more details, please email education@ukaea.uk.


Open Evenings and Open Days

Our Open Evenings and Open Days give members of the public the chance to see the JET and MAST experiments and meet some of the scientists and engineers who work in fusion research.

The events are free; the Open Evenings are on Wednesday, beginning at 6.30pm and include an introductory talk and tours of the MAST and JET experimental facilities (cameras are welcome), usually finishing around 9.30pm. The Open Days are on Saturdays, with a similar programme of talks and tours available either in the morning or the afternoon.

Please note:

  • Children under the age of 14 are restricted from touring the facilities;
  • A significant amount of walking is involved during the tours;
  • People with pacemakers or other medical implants will not be able to access certain areas.

Open Evening / Open Day dates:
  • Wednesday 12th June (evening) – reopened for bookings due to cancellations
  • Wednesday 17th July (evening) – this event is now full: waiting list only Wednesday 18th September (evening) – open for bookings


Please email communications@ukaea.uk to book places for the Open Evenings.