Experience innovative technology and sustainable mobility at one of the oldest automotive plants in the world – the BMW Group Plant Oxford.
The BMW Group Plant Oxford has been in continuous production since 1913. It is not only one of the oldest automobile plants in the world but also the birthplace of the MINI. Following the launch of the new MINI in 2001, the car ensured the brand’s worldwide success: more than 10 million MINIs were sold in 110 countries around the world. Today, following significant investment over the years, the plant is among the leaders of technology and sustainability in automotive production. Every day, employees at the plant produce around 1,000 cars in three different body styles.
Before and after the tours, you will have the opportunity to visit the MINI Museum. There you can follow the development of the cult car from the Bullnose to the classic MINI.
iFACTORY EXPERIENCE at the BMW Group Plant Oxford
In 90 minutes, you will gain fascinating insights into the body shop and the final assembly. At the BMW Group plant in Oxford, which is two and a half times the size of the famous Westminster Abbey in London, up to 1,000 cars are manufactured everyday. Starting in the body shop, you will see how 1,200 robots and 650 employees produce the basic framework of the MINI from steel sheets. Continue on to the final assembly hall, where you can watch live as the MINI takes shape – from the installation of the cockpit to the wedding of the power units and through to validation – where the car is put through its paces.
The Family Tour takes families with children and teenagers on a journey into the world of automotive production. In around 90 minutes, the contents of the Basic Tour are conveyed in an age-appropriate way. Discover how a MINI is created from thousands of individual parts in the body shop and in the final assembly. If you have any questions, please contact our team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please Consider These Points Before Visiting the Oxford Plant:
- Current global events can have a significant influence over our production. As a result, tours may have to be cancelled for operational reasons. Should this happen to you, we will offer you an alternative date or schedule a refund as soon as possible.
- Children under the age of 14 are not allowed on the factory premises. Children between the ages of 14 and 16 may only enter the plant premises if accompanied by an adult. School classes are an exception, here the following regulation applies: schoolchildren as young as 11 are allowed to enter the factory premises. However, school classes with children aged 11 to 14 must be supervised. An adult may supervise a maximum of two children at the same time.
- Children between the ages of 14 and 18, students, severely disabled people, pensioners and BMW employees receive reduced admission. Please have a valid ID ready.
- Closed shoes must be worn during the tour.
- Photography and filming are not permitted during the tour.
- Animals are not allowed in the facility.
- Personal items, especially electronic devices such as smartphones or tablets, must be left in a lockable cabinet as they are not allowed on the visitor path.
- The tour is not suitable for pregnant women as well as for people with an electronic medical implant (e.g. pacemakers, insulin pumps, etc.).
- The consumption of food and beverages is not permitted during the tour. Smoking is also prohibited.
- No restroom visits are allowed during the tour. There will be opportunities to visit restrooms before and after the tour.
- Tickets are available at the ticket store. Please note that all tickets for tours must be purchased in advance. There is no ticket purchase available on site.
- Audio guides with headphones are provided for a full tour experience. Wearing the headphones is mandatory. If you are unable to wear headphones for health reasons, please contact the booking centre prior to your visit to the factory.