Classic Team Lotus Workshop Tour

Classic Team Lotus Workshop Tour
Inc VAT: £55.00
Dates 2024
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An invitation to visit the workshops of one of the greatest Formula One teams. 

Classic Team Lotus is the Works historic motor sport activity in the Lotus group of companies.  

The Team Lotus mechanics that supported Champions such as Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill and Jim Clark continue to care for the World Championship winning Lotus F1 cars that won 77 Grand Prix. 

Classic Team Lotus is pleased to offer the opportunity for a privileged insight of everything that went into creating the Team Lotus Legend. 

This will include:
Film presentation of a slice of Team Lotus history 
Tour of the Classic Team Lotus race shop
History and technical significance of cars displayed
The Team Lotus archive
Photo opportunities with an F1 car

Visitors will also be provided with a Complimentary Classic Team Lotus print presenting all of the Team Lotus single seat racing cars. 

Cost: £55 per person
Tour Time: approx. 2.5 hours
Maximum 22 per tour
Refreshments available on arrival

To book a Gift Voucher, please visit:

Please Note: 

We reserve the right to reschedule tours with less than 10 bookings up to two weeks prior to the event.  All persons booked on any such tours will be offered alternative dates or a full refund.


Large Group, Corporate, Individual, and Car Club bookings:
The personal interaction during the Workshop Tour is such that the recommended group size is between 15 and 22. However, if you wish to enquire about a larger group, car club, bespoke corporate or private individual booking, for a weekday evening or the weekend, please contact: with your requirements

Workshop Tour Dates 2024

Saturday 3rd February 2024

  Saturday 17th February 2024
  Saturday 2nd March 2024
  Saturday 16th March 2024
  Saturday 13th April 2024
  Saturday 27th April 2024
  Saturday 25th May 2024
  Saturday 18th May 2024

  Saturday 8th June 2024

  Saturday 22nd June 2024
  Saturday 6th July 2024 Available
  Saturday 20th July 2024 Available
  Saturday 10th August 2024 Available
  Saturday 24th August 2024 Available
  Saturday 14th September 2024 Available

  Saturday 21st September 2024

  Saturday 19th October 2024 Available
  Saturday 26th October 2024 Available
  Saturday 2nd November 2024 Available

  Saturday 7th December 2024


  Saturday 16th November 2024


Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews
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Reviewer: John Davis Sittingbourne, Kent   5 Stars

Amazing experience

An amazing experience for all F1 enthusiasts, highly recommended.

Hoping to book the Lotus factory tour in the near future

Reviewer: Daniel Chambers Maidstone   5 Stars

Workshop tour does not disappoint.

I booked this as a birthday treat and it was all and more than I expected. Richard our tour guide was funny (I thought) and very knowledgeable about the marque, giving a comprehensive speech and answered any questions with ease. He went into overtime and let us spend ample time in the shop. It was a great start to my 'lotus calendar' for 2024 and highly recommended. I didn't realise there was an upstairs too 😍. Thank you CTL ☺️. A There are no negatives but a cinema type room / equipment would really make the starting video shine. All in all well worth it.

Reviewer: R B Woods sevenoaks   5 Stars

The tours are simply great, with so much information , this will be number 3 tour.

I just love being within the Lotus classic workshops.

Reviewer: Imran Razzaq London   5 Stars

A wonderful afternoon in Norfolk

My friend and I enjoyed a splendid tour of the Classic Team Lotus Workshop given by William Taylor. It was a wonderful experience, made all the better by William's encyclopaedic knowledge and effortless delivery. We got to see some of the most iconic Formula 1cars of past eras. The highlight for me was Ayrton Senna's Camel Lotus Honda 99T. If you love Formula 1 and the history of the sport then this is a must for your bucket list.

Reviewer: John Helge Roska Randaberg, Norway   5 Stars

Fantastic guided tour. High level of knowledge

That we were allowed to take close-up pictures of the cars. souvenir shop sale

Reviewer: Alex Lyon Henfield   5 Stars

Very interesting and entertaining

My 7 year old son loves Lotus! He loves the look of the modern cars and the F1 heritage, more so since he went to Goodwood FOS for the first time recently.

We were on holiday in the area and just happened to drive past the factory. Unfortunately the Lotus cars factory was closed to tours that week, but we stopped off at the Classic Lotus shop and they had availability for a tour that weekend which was amazing.

I thought it might get a bit boring for a 7 year old but he absolutely loved it. Even my wife enjoyed it! I can't recall the Lotus man's name now (I'm useless with names) but he was very interesting, funny and interacted with everyone well. He was very kind to my son as well and created some great memories and a fan for life! So great to see so many of the amazing cars and hear the stories behind them.

Reviewer: Mervyn Spinks Dereham, nirfolk   5 Stars

Tour of garage

Exceptional tour of workshop and storage garage with knowledgable guide/ historian

Reviewer: Eric Westra Lelystad, Netherlands   5 Stars

Impressive to visit CTL, will be the second time.

The tour is presented with good stories and humor by Richard Parramint.

Reviewer: Eric Westra Lelystad, Netherlands   5 Stars

Impressive to visit CTL, will be the second time.

The tour is presented with good stories and humor by Richard Parramint.

Reviewer: Tom Cox Northiam   5 Stars

Workshop tour

Highly recommended for any Lotus fan.

Reviewer: Anderson Dick Atlanta USA   5 Stars

Fantastic Experience!

This tour is a must for who loves racing and Formula 1, the cars, the history, the shop, everything is amazingly kept, you can be just beside the most historic race cars of the past! Thank you

Reviewer: Chris Stradling Lincoln   5 Stars

Petrolhead Heaven. A definite MUST see.

What a fantastic experience. If you have any petrol in your veins, or are even remotely interested in Formula 1, Team Lotus or classic racing cars then this visit is an absolute MUST. The opportunity to get up close to some real racing history was definitely not to be missed

Richard was an excellent host, extremely knowledgable and very helpful both during the visit and afterwards in the Classic Team Lotus shop.

The visit starts at 1100, but I'd definitely recommend getting there at about 1030 to soak up some of the atmosphere and to have a coffee with your fellow enthusiasts.

The shop is very well stocked and there was plenty of time at the end of the tour to browse. Just make sure you take a credit card. You'll definitely need it.

I can't recommend this visit highly enough and I will definitely be returning again in the future. Thanks to all at CTL for a great visit.

Reviewer: Richard Wiles Rutland    5 Stars

A fantastic and knowledgeable tour delivered by Richard

A great deal of knowledge, Experience and anecdotal information and humorous tales made our tour a thoroughly enjoyable day.

Reviewer: Robert Conquest Huntingdon    5 Stars

Great to see such iconic racing cars

Great seeing such iconic racing cars.

After arriving at the location and stepping through

the entrance you glance up and see Ayrton Senna's

1987 Lotus 99T. You know that the day will be good


Richard took the group of like minded Lotus

enthusiasts around the facilities. He was fantastic

with all the knowledge and stories from a life

working with Lotus.

Seeing cars that I had watched on TV was very

emotional as they brought back memories of

Sundays listening to Murray Walker and James


Overall, the visit was like being an overgrown child in

a sweetshop. A great experience and

recommended to petrolheads out there.

Reviewer: Peter Pedroza Greater Manchester   5 Stars

I have been on these workshop tours a number of times now and thoroughly enjoyed every one. Whilst a very busy functional historic racing team the welcome you receive is very warming and friendly.

The tour is as described and with a fair amount of time at the end to take as many photos as you like and there is plenty to see. In addition to some of the most famous racing cars there has ever been, there are photos, trophy's, models etc.

For anyone thinking of going on a tour, do it, you will not be disappointed.

Iconic cars and very friendly people., an experience not to be missed.

Classic Team Lotus Limited
Potash Lane, Hethel, Norfolk, NR14 8EY.  United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(0) 1953 601 621 Email: