may will not be the most factually informative blog post written about the Morgan Factory tour but for non-car-ish people this is probably quite a helpful read.
As a gift I thought I’d get my Boyfriend a Morgan Factory tour. It’s something he’s mentioned before (a lot) and I thought it was high time I got the trip organised since we now live only an hour from Malvern where the factory is based. I won’t lie, I was a little apprehensive. I would class myself as a car enthusiast but the kind that can appreciate the aesthetics of a car and really does not know anything about them! However it was an interesting tour, followed up by afternoon tea and that can only mean good things.
First up is an introduction to the company, with a presentation showing all the different cars they produce. I liked hearing about the heritage of this prestigious company and was thoroughly impressed that everything truly is hand crafted.
The presentation also introduced me to the three wheelers that Morgan produce and I instantly fell in love with them! They appear to attract a more quirky audience and lots feature impressive custom paint work. There was a Churchill design hung up on one of the walls that really caught my eye.
The day takes you around their factory, show room and museum. Having no idea what a car factory might be like it made for an interesting day out for someone who wouldn’t usually consider attending a factory tour! What made this car factory tour most interesting, for my Boyfriend who is in to cars more than me, as well as myself, was that everything is made by hand. The attention to detail, hard work and precision must make this job really quite incredible. There was also a fun family feel to the workforce, and it was nice to see so many people united by craftsmanship.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour but if I had to criticise for me was that it’s noisy and I’m a little deaf. At times it was difficult to hear our guide, however when we could he was passionate and highly informative. Realistically a noisy workshop only goes with the experience of touring a live factory! Also, on a more personal issue… I got hungry! My advice would be more forward planning if you fancy visiting. I found myself drifting a little bit towards the end and it was all due to craving cake.
One thing our guide kindly told us was the story behind the wings on the logo. It felt really special to be told this in the museum, however I won’t share it here. You can ask on the Morgan Factory tour yourself. 😉
If you are looking for something a bit different, this is a great interactive experience where you can see a rare and impressive method for car manufacturing. The amount of detail and effort that goes into each part is truly impressive and the enthusiasm of the people who work there is really infectious. Morgan is a great brand and one that I enjoyed learning a little bit more about. For a true car enthusiast and particularly lovers of Morgan’s this would be a great experience, although I do think one of the driving experiences would have had the edge.
Leaving in my battered Peugeot 206 was pretty sad. Give me a Morgan… any day.
Here’s to hoping I win the lottery… or that Morgan decides it wants to sponsor my blog 😉