Oxford is the birthplace of the Mini and the centre of its production. The plant was founded in 1913 and has been in constant production ever since, making it one of the oldest car plants in the world.
It was the birthplace of the original Mini in 1959 and came into BMW Group ownership in 1994. The new MINI was launched at the plant in 2001, and the first electric MINI was produced there in 2020.
But despite being one of the oldest car plants in the world, it is also one of the most modern car factories in the UK. Up to 1,000 cars roll off the production line daily at this site. And as many as 4,500 employees work here to assemble the British cult car.
Take a tour and experience the most exciting elements of car production, from the bodyshop, where pressed steel panels are welded or bonded together with the help of 1,200 robots, to the final assembly halls where the finished MINI comes together.
The tour takes around 2 hours to complete, and you are free to visit the museum before and after your slot.