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Mini Plant Oxford

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“plant tour”(24 reviews)
“body shop”(18 reviews)
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...more
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Eastern Bypass Road | Cowley, Oxford OX4 6NL, England
+44 1865 825750
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All reviews production line plant tour body shop safety glasses final assembly manufacturing process factory floor car enthusiast car manufacturing our tour guide assembly hall production facility working life finished product whole process a real eye opener great tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staggered by the number and complexity of the operations by robots - seemed to be vary few humans involved operationally - awe inspiring.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank muncher85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 'meet and greet' was efficient and our guide, Lionel, was clearly passionate about his job. He made us feel relaxed but ensured what rules we must follow whilst on the factory floor. We were shown two videos, donned a reflective coloured tabbard and safety...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ty_bach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited yesterday as part of home education group. Tour was perfectly organised (ran just as smooth as production line), guide had impressive knowledge of whole process, it was clean, safe, great parking, well signposted from A40 and great selection of minis in small museum to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Turtlesams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous time we had visiting the mini plant today. So much to see and learn about this iconic car.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sailinghen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour of the BIW part of the plant was both fascinating and terrifying! Massive robots undertaking really delicate tasks, and also lifting and joining huge pieces of car with wonderful precision. It was like something out of Star Wars! It was good to see...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Liz L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very well organised tour of the Oxford Mini Manufacture plant, 2 hours just fly by. You see the process from start to finish(minus the paint plant), all the automation from the build to the assembly staff with finishing products etc. I enjoyed every minute,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour takes you through the whole plant expect the Paint area! Our guide Terry who had been at the plant his whole working life from apprentice , ( now 80) brought the tour alive, he was bursting with pride and information about the history...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 2000KIB
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were a small group of 15 with our guide for the 2 hour visit. Our guide was super, a retired car mechanic who had been at the works in the old days. It was so interesting seeing the car gradually being built during the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank paul h
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Fantastic automation, engineering feats, an iconic car being made and a great guide (Andrew, apologies: forgot to ask last name.) Our giude was an actual Lean Manufacturing Engineer, who provided unique insight into the production process and who had an immense knowledge of the car...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank nahpetslet
Reviewed March 14, 2019

Assembly-line construction of the MIni, much of it carried out by 1200 robots. We were guided around by a very competent guide called Manon who had a roving microphone and we were each equipped with mini receivers and earpieces so that everything was audible. Safety...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Polly G
March 25, 2019|
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Response from GSPWOLVES | Reviewed this property |
They discussed this point on the tour, they currently have quite a good percentage(he did quote numbers but I cannot remember exactly), what I can say women were visible at all times in a huge variety of roles. However not... More
January 4, 2019|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
The plant and the train station are on opposite sides of Oxford. The fastest way from the train station would be a taxi. To go by bus would require you to change buses to get to the plant. You can take the 400 Park and... More
April 22, 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