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Mini Plant Oxford

#8 of 46 Tours in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: Eastern Bypass Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 6NL, England
Phone Number:
+44 1865 824000
08:30 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Visit of Mini factory

This was a great opportunity to see how a car is made from body shop to assembly; all cars are made to order in order they were purchased so no 2 cars on the line are identical... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Armacao de Pera, Portugal

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Armacao de Pera, Portugal
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great opportunity to see how a car is made from body shop to assembly; all cars are made to order in order they were purchased so no 2 cars on the line are identical! It was interesting to see how they deal with that variety and still deliver a product of excellent quality car after car.

Thank Jackie_frenchie
Loughton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour with John yesterday - fascinating two hours around the factory watching the dancing robots with an informative guide - would recommend this to everyone - especially if you have a Mini ! Stay the night before at the nearby Premier Inn as the morning tour starts at 9.30am , 10 minute walk away.

Thank dilyshogarth
Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour is most interesting and impressive. Leoden's presentation was excellent - informative , professional and humourous. A credit to BMW.

Thank michaeloliver2017
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Our tour Guide Ancke gave a pre tour briefing for safety issues She was very knowledgeable about the whole production process She engaged very well with the group, (she told me that she was a teacher) I cannot speak too highly of the professional way the tour was organised. I really enjoyed the experience and it was a celebration of... More 

Thank patrick g
Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Well organised tour of the Cowley Mini Plant. Escorted around in a small group accompanied by a very pleasant South African Guide. We were all given Hi-Viz vests to wear and a small Audio Earpiece to enable us all to hear her commentary as we visited various stages of Assembly. There were numerous questions asked and she was able to... More 

1 Thank mart417
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The tour takes around 2 hours and show us the real working condition there. That is fascinating. So many advanced robotics and staffs that cooperate with robotics. I really enjoy the tour and like the mini plant.

Thank Ansel W
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The last time I saw motor vehicles being built was on a school trip to the Ford factory in Dagenham in 1967 with Mk2 Cortinas being made. How things have changed in 50 years though. Where once there were armies of people working on the production line doing menial jobs, now there are robots everywhere with humans just making sure... More 

Thank UncleAlan471
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We've recently brought a new Mini and decided to go on the Mini Factory tour, we were not disappointed. Out tour guide Dave was knowledgable and gave us interesting facts about the entire build process and the history of the Cowley plant. The tour lasted approximatly 2 hours with a fair amount of walking. The visitor centre is easy to... More 

Thank Ian M
Fareham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We saw the leaflet for this when ordering the wife's new mini at the dealership, unfortunately we couldn't get booked in in time to see her car being built but when we did manage to book up it was well worth the wait. Tony, our tour guide and 40 year veteran of the plant, was very enthusiastic and knowledgable about... More 

Thank Hammyontour
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Fantastic Tour, my only criticism is that I would have liked to spend more time looking at all the goings on. But the tour was for 2:15 mins and that is what it took, so no issue really. I would recommend this to everyone - technical of otherwise. It is just so interesting.

Thank Marchrisilyn

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