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Mini Plant Oxford

#8 of 51 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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A Robotic Ballet

Having worked in the car industry many years ago, the difference between the labour intensive and dirty environment that I knew, compared with the almost clinical environment that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Richard B
Cirencester, United Kingdom

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having worked in the car industry many years ago, the difference between the labour intensive and dirty environment that I knew, compared with the almost clinical environment that I experienced on my trip was incredible. Watching the circa 1000 robots (supported by just 90 people) assembling the wide range and variation of mini models was a feast of the intelligent... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The body shop hums with robots all working away with only 3 humans in sight! It was a really interesting 1.5 hours tour. Minimum age is 14 or we would have gone last year. We all enjoyed it from 82 to 14 years old!

Thank IndiaGray
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An education that all will benefit from. We were shown around by a very well spoken and humorous tour guide, a New Yorker, called Leonel. An ace chap and well suited to his role in making the group feel very welcome.

Thank Steven W
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got this as a gift and had a great time looking inside the Mini plant. I am not a petrol head but found the whole experience fascinating. The way the company and staff work to such tight timescales is amazing. The tour guide was informative and kept the tour going at a nice pace never feeling rushed. A must for... More 

Thank Darryl851
Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the tour as a Christmas present for my car-mad engineer boyfriend. We both aren't fans of the Mini but this was the best tour we have been on. The site is easy to find and the tour guide (Leonel) was super friendly, knowledgable and witty. The tour itself is amazing, instructive and really entertaining! We traveled a couple of... More 

Thank Camille C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have done the tour, and its truly amazing.. my mother -in-law even enjoyed it..... Will be back again...

Thank Brett N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Done follow sat nav as it will take you to the wrong entrance, from the A40 (coming from the M40) you will see the plant on the left of the ring road, at the lights turn left at the big open car park (gate 7), you will see the Mini shop. That's where your tour starts. We had Sarah as... More 

3 Thank Brian S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The tour lasted 2.5 hours and it was an incredible experience. It gave me in-depth insight into the manufacturing process of mini coopers. Our guide for the day was Leo. He was informative, extremely friendly and was humorous. We covered the body workshop with the automated machines before attending the assembly workshop and analysing the finer details. Definitely a worthwhile... More 

2 Thank Manish M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

A mixed group of us went for the afternoon tour, Terry was our guide. Unfortunately the Plant shop was closed for renovation so we had to wait while the back door was unlocked. Once knitted out with safety glasses, ear piece, (which was a brilliant way to listen to what Terry was saying) and tabard, the tour started with the... More 

Thank Martin R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very interesting 2 hour factory tour showing two different areas of the factory, with a very knowledgeable guide who was able to answer nearly all of the group's varied questions. The experience was diminished for me though by the very poor exhibition of cars which had BMW Minis and previous brands lumped next to one another without any information displays... More 

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MINI_OXFORD, Manager at Mini Plant Oxford, responded to this review

Hi GaryW14, Thanks for the review, and we're really glad to hear that you enjoyed seeing the inner workings of the factory. Both our shop and our exhibition are currently undergoing major renovations to improve and update what we have on show. Unfortunately in order to carry out these improvements we have to temporarily close them to the public. However,... More 

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