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Mini Plant Oxford

Eastern Bypass Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 6NL, England
+44 1865 825750
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Highly recommend

This place is a MUST visit if you’re in London. Oxford university is close by as well as an outlet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
27med
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Kamloops, Canada
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tour guide spoiled it

An amazing experience and one we recommend to everyone. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
levakoff
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“factory tour” (23 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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 via mobile

This place is a MUST visit if you’re in London. Oxford university is close by as well as an outlet. Staff are friendly and it’s kids friendly too!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience and one we recommend to everyone. The only reason for not giving it 5 stars is the tour guide we had who seemed to think we had paid to hear about him and his jokes rather than view a car factory. He...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an amazing tour round the mini plant. To see them been assembled by the robots and Peaple. My wife came along and I think she was more impressed than myself. Would definitely visit again

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dballoch, Manager at Mini Plant Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nigel, It's great that you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for the 5 star review. MINI Tours Team

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour is not only for Petrol Heads but ordinary people who love Minis. Children have to be a minimum of 10 years and over. Leonel our guide for the tour was brilliant. Tour was pitched at the right level for all. He was funny,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A most interesting tour. Unbelievable technology and watching the robots work was like being in another world. The Guide was lovely and very well informed about everything. All in all a great tour and I enjoyed it even though I am not interested in cars!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was great and very fascinating. Our tour guide was clearly very experienced and kept us all in good humour. I would recommend this tour to all ages as it will definitely make a memorable experience. #FOOTBALLS NOT COMING HOME

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dballoch, Manager at Mini Plant Oxford, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Haytham, Thanks for the 5 stars! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us. #FootballsComingHome MINI Tours Team

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an excellent two hours on the MINI Plant tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. A lot of effort had been put into the tour by MINI. The insite into the running of a dynamic and highly 'robotised' modern car manufacturing was...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a huge Mini Cooper fan, and have 2 Mini Cooper S’s of my own in Canada. I absolutely loved seeing how the Minis are made, and hearing about he plant production and changes over time. I have a second generation 2006 Mini and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the mini plant in Oxford today. I went with my husband not because I was keen but knew he was - I loved it ! The guide Leonel was very engaging, knowledgeable and humorous. It was fab to see and gave me good ideas...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place to visit, it’s a bit like be IN a “HOW IS IT MADE” TV programme. It was so much better than I had expected. So clean and bright. Enhanced by the bright paintwork of the rainbow of different car colours. The...More

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martincarroll3
23 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
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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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