All of the products that you see on this website are hand cut and made in our traditional Somerset workshop, here in Street,
As there aren't many factories still manufacturing to our skill level in the UK, our factory tours are always very popular.
We can take groups of up to approx 18 people at a time.
You will learn little about the heritage of the company, dating back to our founding roots in the mid-1800's right through to the present day.
You will also see all aspects of the factory, learning about the skins we use and the manufacturing methods we employ.
You will enjoy a walkthrough on the factory floor, with an opportunity to engage with the OB team.
Every day the production changes, so we cannot guarantee what will be going through the manufacturing workshop at any time, however, it is always interesting.
Please note, that the early part of the week is preferable as you will undoubtedly see more variety of both products and skills on show.
Sadly we cannot accommodate children under the age of 12, as this is a working factory and machinery is in operation at all times.
Tours are strictly by appointment only, 11 am or 2 pm.
They are free of charge; Teas and coffees can be provided, prior arrangements are crucial so please contact us on Shop@owenbarry.com or Telephone 01458 442858 to check our calendar.
A recent review in October 2019:-
Can I say a HUGE THANK YOU from Elac and the Italian group Grigoletti for arranging such a good and constructive visit for our Italian students, they were very enthusiastic about the visit and loved the experience.
They also said that the person (I think this was yourself) who showed them around was so helpful and clear and the students understood everything and had a really positive experience.
We would love to come again if you will have us in February?