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Nestled in the heart of Sussex, the Gray-Nicolls factory has been a popular destination for professional players and visitors alike, for over 160 years. We are happy to offer tours to the general public.

Held throughout the year, a tour of the factory will give a unique insight into the full process of bat making: from processing the fresh willow in our wood yard; through to hand crafting the bat in the workshop.

We can only accept pre-booked and confirmed tours, which must be between five and twenty members. Due to the workshop environment all members of the party must be able bodied and over 10. There is no charge for the service. The tour will last roughly 2 hours.

We are able to offer tours durng the following times:

  • Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday: 09:00 - 15:30.
  • We are closed on weekends.

To arrange a tour, please use contact details from here.