Are you curious to know how things are made? Do you ever look at products and ask "How do they do that?" or wonder at how complex items are shaped, positioned, connected and processed consistently and at production-line speed? Perhaps you agree with an uncle of mine who said:
I love work. I could watch it all day long!
If work and production fascinates you, then why not take a factory tour and discover how some amazing products are produced. When you have some free time or are visiting or holidaying in a different city or country, you could include a factory tour in your itinerary and make your visit even more memorable.
Visitors should keep in mind that factories are working, production facilities, and certain areas may be shut down for maintainance and repair at the time of their visit. Visitors should also generally not wear open footwear (e.g. sandles or shoes exposing part of the feet). This is for safety reasons. Some factory tours will not admit visitors wearing inappropriate footwear. Some factory tours are not suitable for babies, buggies, young children or for people with mobilitiy difficulties. Check each tour to determine what restrictions apply before booking.
Denby Pottery Factory TourAn experienced tour guide will take you around the working Denby Pottery where you'll see the staff in action at the various stages of pottery production. See the techniques that they use at each step in the process. Pay good attention, because you'll also get a chance to paint a plate and make a clay souvenir!
Norton Motorcycles Factory TourNorton is a manufacturer of hand-built motorcycles. They also perform research & development and component manufacture in addition to assembling and testing their motorcycle products. Norton Motorcycles export their motorcycle products all over the world. They are proud to show you around their factory.