MINI Plant Factory Tours Oxford
Areas served:South East
Mini Plant Oxford, Eastern Bypass Road, Cowley, OX4 6NL
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Art and Design | Science Discovery Centre | STEM | Historical Heritage | Factory Visits | Tours and Trips | Day Trip Destinations | History | Engineering | Design and Technology | Business Studies | Factory Tours
What we offer
Take a journey through more than 100 years of Oxford’s car building history and discover how we create over 1,000 one-of-a-kind MINI’s every day. Visit MINI’s production halls where human skill and state-of-the-art technology combine to build a new MINI every 67 seconds. See MINI’s Visitor Centre where 58 years of rich MINI heritage comes to life alongside the latest MINI models. Students will be guided through our body-in-white facility where steel parts are pieced together into a MINI shell. They will then follow the cars journey through our assembly facility, here a painted shell is transformed by our workforce into a finished MINI. Our expert tour guides will explain the processes and be able to answer your questions throughout the tour.
What makes us a great choice?
Situated on the outskirts of a city known for its academic talent, we give an insight to the other kind of brilliance that Oxford has to offer. MINI Plant Oxford is the heart and home of MINI, producing a thousand cars daily – making it an ideal destination for any young mind wanting to learn. Only through seeing it for yourself would you understand the incredible complexity of automotive production. Thousands of people work at our site, collaborating together to create the perfect MINI – whether they work on the production line itself, in logistics, finance or quality control. We are the perfect example of a multitude of talent working together and sharing ideas to keep the industry moving forward in new and interesting ways. Whether a student loves business studies, maths, science, or even art and design there will be something here for them.
Accreditation and Awards
We are an accredited tourist destination by Visit England and have also received the Trip Advisor certificate of excellence for the past two years.
Group Sizes Catered For
A tour group is made up of 15 people (1 member of staff and 14 students) However we can run up to 6 tours simultaneously
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Photos are allowed in the museum, however strictly prohibited in the production areas.
Risk Assessment Details
We have a risk-assessment that we can send to you prior to your visit.
Education Officer Information
Please contact our tours team on 01865 824027
Per 15 person tour the cost is £175 (This is a reduced cost for schools)
Please wear comfortable and closed shoes.
First Aid Information
We have a trained first aid team on-site.
We do have a shop, unfortunately we have no lunch facilities.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
We can facilitate visitors with disabilities, however please discuss with our tour team first.
Opening Hours & Information
Booking in advance is essential. Plant tours are offered only on days with active production (usually Monday to Friday). Plant tours usually take place at 9 am, 12.30 pm and on occasional evenings during the week.