Tours of our Headquarters in Banbury give you the unique opportunity to see first-hand the inner workings of our world-leading Motorsport and Advanced Technology businesses.
You'll discover the level of engineering that goes into the projects we work on, from the design and preparation of championship-winning race and rally cars, to how we design and produce complex active aero systems for hypercars, electric and hybrid vehicles and much more for our clients.
Tours are held on Wednesdays throughout the year and can be booked by individuals or groups. Large groups of ten or more should contact us to make specific arrangements.
Prodrive is committed to encouraging more young people into a career in engineering, which is why we offer school, college and university groups free tours of our facilities. We look to show young people what engineering is all about; to enthuse them about the subject; and encourage them to choose courses that could ultimately enable them to pursue a career in the field. If you would like to bring a group then please contact us to arrange a suitable time.
We are also committed to supporting those that serve in our Armed Forces, so we also offer free tours for groups of serving personnel. If you would like to bring a group then please contact us to arrange a suitable time.
We charge a flat fee of £40 per adult and £10 per child (under 18) for a tour. This income is used to subsidize free tours for students.
EDUCATION & ARMED FORCES
If you would like to bring an organised student group from primary/secondary schools, colleges or university, then tours are free.
If you would like to bring an organised group from part of the Armed Forces, then tours are free.
Please use the form below to contact us and discuss requirements.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do tours take place?As Prodrive is a working environment, we can only accommodate tours on Wednesdays. There are planned two tours each Wednesday, one in the morning at 10:00 and one in the afternoon at 14:00.
Do you do tours in the evening or weekends?We try to do tours only during working hours as this offers visitors by far the best experience as you see Prodrive in action with cars and engines being assembled and sometimes tested on the dyno. If it is not possible to visit during working hours then please contact us to try to make special arrangements for a group.
How long do tours last?Tours typically can last up approximately between 90 minutes and 2 hours. However, we do adapt the time and content depending on the needs of the group, e.g. for a young student group we would aim for a maximum time of 45-60 minutes, but for some it may be longer.
How do I confirm booking and payment for tours?Once we have confirmed the time and date for your tour we will send you details on how to pay. For individuals, this will be via online payment with a debit/credit card, and for groups there is the additional option of a bank transfer. Payment must be completed in advance, and we do not accept cash or cheques on the day.
Can I bring my children?We suggest a minimum age of 10 on a standard public tour. We also suggest assessing that your child is likely to remain interested for the duration of the tour before booking a place for them. Children under 18 are charged £10 when joining a public tour with a full paying adult (one child per adult). Pre-organised student tour groups are free.
What is the minimum age for student groups?We would suggest that 10 (year 6 - final year of primary) is the youngest age group for a student tour.
Where can I park?There should be adequate parking in our visitor spaces outside reception. We do not have parking for coaches and we would suggest guests are dropped off near our entrance and walk the 100m to reception as there is no room for a coach to turnaround.
Is there disabled access?Yes the tour is fully accessible to wheelchairs and we have disabled parking directly outside our main reception. If you have any particular needs please contact us.
Can I just turn up for a look around the building?You can only tour the building as part of a pre-booked guided tour. We are not open to the general public.
How many people are there on a tour?Tours are done in groups of between a minimum of 10 and maximum of 16 people. These numbers are designed to offer the best experience possible.
What if I want to book for a group of people?Depending on how many are in your group, you may be part of tour of up to 15 people, or we might need to split your group across different times. Please contact us for further information and to discuss any specific requirements.
Can I buy a tour for a friend as a present?We do have vouchers available so that you can gift a tour to someone else. Vouchers need to be redeemed within 1 year of the purchase date.
Can I book a tour on a specific date?Tours are conducted on Wednesdays. We will our best to accommodate preferred dates, but due to demand we may not always be able to offer your first preferred date.
Can I take pictures?Due to a lot of the work we do at Prodrive, photography is not permitted in most of the building. However it is allowed in select areas of the building, such as our reception and Heritage Area. Your Tour Host will inform guests on the day where and when they can take pictures.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
See one of the greatest selections of classic race and rally cars from more than three decades of motorsport
See where the race and rally cars are built
Find out how we apply our skills to support projects in the automotive, aerospace, marine and defence sectors
See how our race and rally cars start out from standard road car chassis
See our fabricators handcraft components for our cars
See how we created the full wiring systems to the highest aerospace standards
See how we design and build bespoke engines for our race and rally cars
If you're lucky we may be testing one of our engines on the latest transient dyno
Watch gearboxes, suspension, and other components assembled ready to go into our cars.
REQUEST A TOUR
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