here's some info that the tour place sent me when i enquired....
Tours of Plant Oxford
After a good start to the MINI Plant Tour programme in 2003, Plant Tours are up and
running again. Bookings can now be made for 2004, which is already very busy, so please
plan your tour as far in advance as possible.
Visiting production areas
The tours will start in the Plant Oxford Info Centre, with the main focus of the tour being
the Body in White (welding) and Assembly Halls. For Health and Safety reasons, visitors will
not go into the paint facility, but instead be introduced to key highlights of the paint
process with visual aids in the Info Centre. Our trained tour guides will provide commentary
and safe stewardship through the Plant.
How to book your group in
If you have requests for a visit to MINI production at Plant Oxford then please direct these
e-mail : Oxford.Plant-Tours@bmwgroup.com
in writing: Plant Tours, telephone: 00 44 (0) 1865 825 842
Communications Dept. (TO -K), fax number: 00 44 (0) 1865 826 750
BMW Group Plant Oxford,
Oxford, OX4 6NL.
We regret that children below the age of 14 are not allowed on site for Health and Safety
reasons and people with pacemakers will not be able to join a tour as our robots can
interfere with the pacemaker. Our maximum group size is 30 people. Plant Tours start at
the times shown below, and last approximately two and a half hours:
When plant tours start again in March 2004, a small charge will be introduced. The charge
is predominantly to ensure that we can make a larger donation to the charity supported by
MINI: £1 from every visitor will be paid to Whizz-Kidz*. The remaining balance will enable
us to improve the plant tour experience for all visitors as well as cover administration
The charge will be as follows:
£3 for individuals
£2 for students or pensioners
£35 total for a s chool visit (this also applies to colleges or universities).
Payment can be made by cash or by cheque made payable to BMW (UK) Manufacturing Ltd
on arrival for the tour. We regret that we cannot accept other forms of payment. VAT
receipts are available on request.
*Whizz-Kidz -The movement for non-mobile children- Whizz-Kidz provides customised mobility
equipment, like powered wheelchairs and tricycles for disabled children to enable them to live a life of
freedom and independence. Thank you for helping MINI in supporting Whizz-Kidz!
If you would like to know more about Whizz-Kidz visit www.whizz-kidz.org.uk
Tour Times AM Tour PM Tour
Monday to Thursday 09h30 13h45
Friday 09h15 12h45
....well worth a visit! x