We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Local regeneration”
Review of Mini Plant Oxford

Mini Plant Oxford
Ranked #8 of 46 Tours in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Oxford
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Local regeneration”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Smartest car plant in UK well spruced up. Well done BMW

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank TwoTravelrs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

243 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    194
    41
    4
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

Great Tour, knowledgeable guide, very professional, thoroughly enjoyable. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

This is the correct link to book:

http://www.mini.co.uk/about-us/factory-tour/

Visited July 2011
Helpful?
3 Thank Jojotorres
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great to see how the modern BMW MINI is built. Let down by little things like the shop closed :(”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

Only disappointment was they knew two groups were visiting on the day and could have the foresight or intelligence to have the shop open. I wanted a few T-shirts. Just as well we did the pro-drive visit the day before and the group spent a good few hundred on tops and t-shirts and jackets as they actually have someone that had the intelligence to plan ahead.
The actual tour is fantastic made even better by the tour guide John who was not only entertaining but very knowledgable about everything that goes on and the processes. The visited centre or reception hall is actually an embarrassment to the plant with three Mini's and a old 1914 classic. Ok Realise we had just came from pro-drive who had a great visiter centre and let us sit in million plus sports cars and cars with real history. So in all at £12 is great value and the actual tour is well done pity it's let down by management above who clearly have no foresight or common sense. After all MINI is just a pressed metal shell, the the owners that are special and it's about time BMW gave us choosing not only to buy there car but visit and take an interest in the company a bit more respect.

Helpful?
1 Thank Stewart112
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Thrilling up-close tour of how a car is made!”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

My husband and I toured the BMW mini factory and just loved it! We booked our tour online and had no trouble with the booking process. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and we got to tour the entire body shop and assembly shop. Watching the machines and people work to put together the cars was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this experience.

Visited March 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank robin o
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lakewood, Colorado
Level Contributor
42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Amazing tour! A must do for Oxford!”
Reviewed December 7, 2011

For anyone interested in minis, cars, machinery or even just modernity, this is an incredible experience!! I'm not into cars and I thought it was absolutely amazing. Terry is a brilliant guide, and there's so much history and information provided. I don't know where the previous reviewer got the 100 pound fee from, but you can book tickets online for individuals at 15 pounds a person (with reductions for students and children). The website is: http://www.mini-production-triangle.com/static/en/planttour/plant_tour.html

Visited November 2011
Helpful?
2 Thank Shadowtrys
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Mini Plant Oxford also viewed

 

Been to Mini Plant Oxford? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing