Tour of the BMW Mini Motor Plant

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Start Date: 11 Feb 2015

Start Time: 8:45 AM

End Time: 11:30 AM

Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes

Capacity: 17

Venue: Mini Plant Oxford, Eastern Bypass Road, Oxford, OX4 6NL › View map

Member price: £17.00

Non-member price: £20.00

Event Capacity: Full

Join us for an exciting opportunity to tour the Plant in Oxford and see how MINIs are made. 

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.

Three UK plants have had a part to play in MINI production - Plant Hams Hall makes engines, Plant Swindon produces body pressings and  sub-assemblies for MINI, and all this comes together at Plant Oxford with body shell production, paint and final assembly.

Since production of new MINI started in 2001, more than 2.5 million cars have been made at Plant Oxford. But the plant's heritage goes back much further than that - it is a site with 100 years of automotive manufacturing history, which has become a landmark in the "city of dreaming spires".

And now Plant Oxford has hit two more landmarks - the world premiere of the new MINI Hatch on 18 November 2013 and a production first for Oxford with the start of production of the 5-door Hatch on 1 July 2014.

Details of the tour:

Our tour is booked for 9.00am so please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to this to register at the welcome desk prior to the tour.

Please note the following terms and conditions:

  • Visitors must wear comfortable shoes. No open-toe shoes or high heels are permitted
  • Photography is strictly not permitted in production areas, but is permissible in the plant's exhibition space
  • Mobile phones, handbags and cameras cannot be taken on the tour
  • Minimum age is 14, all visitors aged between14-18 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • People with heart pacemakers will not be able to join the tour
  • Visitors are not able to buy food and drinks at the plant

Places are limited, so please book early.

Additional Information

This event is now full - if you would be interested in a future tour, please email


Guest car parking is available in front of the plant.

For directions and more information about the plant visit:


Enquiries contact

Questions about this event should be addressed to Networks Support at or by telephone on 01536 207394.

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