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Mini Plant Oxford

Eastern Bypass Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 6NL, England
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Every 67 seconds??!!

It's only when you've been on the tour that you understand how the technology and skills of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
RichG439
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting tour of an icon

We had reserved in advanced and they were well prepared when we arrived. A little walk through... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Truls S
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Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines each day, off to meet new owners in more than 110 countries around the world. Gain insight into the automotive production during a guided plant tour. Experience the production of MINIs, from the welding of steel parts into car bodies to the individual interior equipment in the assembly.
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“production line” (26 reviews)
“factory tour” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Eastern Bypass Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 6NL, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's only when you've been on the tour that you understand how the technology and skills of the workforce allow a car to come off the line every 67 seconds. This is an opportunity to see robots and automation married to traditional manufacturing skills and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had reserved in advanced and they were well prepared when we arrived. A little walk through their models in a mini Mini-museum and the tour guide was pleasantly nice! We used our own minibus to get around the factory which suited us perfectly. The...More

Thank Truls S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My adult son & I were traveling to England from Norway to celebrate our birthdays & I booked the factory tour as part of our trip. Leonel was an excellent guide & his enthusiasm & professionalism made the tour both interesting & very enjoyable for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great factory tour, it gives a great insight into how a modern car is produced. You do get to see everything except the paint shop, shame no phone or cameras allowed on site so you just have to remember it our guide was...More

Thank DARulesOK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a guided tour (as is compulsory). Our guide was excellent. Very engaging, knowledgable and with a sense of humour. The factory itself is a revelation and just shows how great German engineering is. A Mini is produced every 67 seconds. All with robots...More

Thank Harry K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit I was not expecting a plant tour to be so fun and entertaining, leave aside the informative side of it. Our tour guide, Leonel, was knowledgeable, quick to answer any kind of questions about cars, the plant itself or the production process...More

Thank Maria-Larisa G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit especially for any MINI enthusiasts. Great insight into the world of MINI and helps to add to the passion of the brand.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

The tour was very well organised right from the start. Visitors are organised into groups of up to 15 people issued with ear pieces so that everyone can hear the guide at all times in the noisy factory. The guides were very knowledgeable and answered...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This was such a great thing to do, I’ve never been inside a factory before, and as the proud owner of a beloved Mini this was a great opportunity to get an inside view of how the iconic cars are created. The tour lasts approximately...More

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

A well organised tour that could have been longer as it was interesting. Got caught at shift change time and some sort of staff presentation so most machinery and robots had stopped.

Thank Tim P
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martincarroll3
22 April 2018|
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Response from mattbourne | Reviewed this property |
I think the little gallery/museum changes occasionally. the last photos I saw uploaded did have the Paul Weller Mini though. Might be worth calling them to be sure if you're making a special visit. The Gallery is free to... More
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David S
28 June 2017|
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Response from dballoch | Property representative |
Hi David, There is no specific dress code for the tour, in terms of shoes as long as they are comfortable and closed (No sandals or flip flops) then there will be no problem! I hope you enjoy your tour! Cheers, Duncan
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Marta J
2 May 2017|
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Response from Jackie_frenchie | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know as I did this with work colleagues so there were no children in the party.
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