Landscapes of Power: The Archaeology and History of Hinkley Point – exhibition now open

An exhibition delving into the long history of Somerset’s Hinkley Point opens today (Saturday 17 January) at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton.

‘Landscapes of Power: The Archaeology and History of Hinkley Point’ tells the remarkable stories of one of Somerset’s largest-ever archaeological projects.

It explores archaeological discoveries from the Somerset site, and from the proposed route of the Cannington bypass, brought to light through a series of excavations monitored by the South West Heritage Trust for Somerset County Council.

Cannington building 1

It also describes the changing landscapes near Hinkley Point, shaped and inhabited by countless generations over thousands of years.

The exhibition is a collaboration between the South West Heritage Trust, EDF Energy and Somerset County Council.

Poster Landscapes exhibition

The excavations, including on-going research and education initiatives, have been funded by EDF Energy, the company behind the development of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, as part of the planning permission granted for the project.

The exhibition is now open at the Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, and will run until Saturday 11 April 2015.

The Museum is open between 10am and 5pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays, with last entry at 4.30pm. Admission is free.

Click here for FAQs on the ins and outs of the Hinkley archaeology project and outreach work.