Triumph motorcycles are made at a factory in Hinkley just outside Nuneaton and the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience is a popular factory tour that lets visitors see how motorbikes are made.
What to see at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience
The Triumph Factory Visitor Experience includes both a factory tour as well as a museum dedicated to Triumph motorcycles.
The Triumph factory tour is a fascinating 1½ hour experience with an informative tour guide who takes you through the entire production process.
At the end of the tour, there is a museum with many classic Triumph motorcycles including bikes that have been owned or ridden by celebrities including Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Steve McQueen.
It is a must-visit attraction if you’re a biker or just like to see how things are made.
Visiting the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience
The Triumph factory is located in Hinkley just 5.5km (3½ miles) northeast of Nuneaton’s town centre. It is only a 10-minute drive (or a 20-minute bus ride) from Nuneaton.
If you’re taking the bus from Nuneaton, bus routes 7 and 7A are the most convenient option (running every 20 minutes). The 48 Gold and 158 Sapphire buses run more frequently but they don’t stop as close to the factory as buses 7 and 7A. However, even buses 7 and 7A stop a 10-minute walk from the factory and it can be frustrating sitting on the bus as it passes the entrance and keeps on going until the next bus stop.
It costs nothing to visit the museum, although there is a £20 charge for the factory tour. The factory tour must be booked in advance.
The experience is wheelchair accessible with lift access between the ground and first floors.
The Factory Visitor Experience includes the Triumph 1902 Cafe and there is also a gift shop that sells a large variety of Triumph-themed merchandise. The cafe has free Wi-Fi wireless internet access.
The tour takes around 90 minutes but that doesn’t include time spent at the adjoining museum and most visitors spend at least two hours here.