Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Warwickshire  /  Stratford-upon-Avon  /  Childrens Museums  /  The MAD Museum

The MAD Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon

(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Marble machines, giant clapping hands, water clocks, laser lights and 3D faces - Interact with a whole host of weird and wonderful contraptions at the only museum of its kind in the UK – The MAD Museum.

Located in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum’s mesmerising array of Kinetic Art and Automata has been handcrafted by some of the cleverest and craziest inventors in the world.

There are buttons to press, handles to turn, lights, colours, weird sounds and laugh-out-loud moments for the younger generations to enjoy. There is also ingeniously exquisite pieces of imaginative art for adults of all ages.

This small but perfectly formed family attraction holds around 65 quirky machines, all of which display fascinating engineering, scientific and artistic elements. The MAD Museum is a fantastic playground for adults and a perfect hideout for inquisitive kids – well worth a visit!
Using our international travel planner, Stratford-upon-Avon attractions like The MAD Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
Create a full Stratford-upon-Avon itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Stratford-upon-Avon by other users

15 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, romantic, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM INDONESIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in England BY A USER FROM ALBANIA March, teens, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in England & Cardiff BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in England & Cardiff BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Dublin & England BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We went with three adults, however it would be great to visit with children. Interesting design and mechanics, very friendly staff.  more »
  • This was our 7yr old grandsons reaction on walking through the door to the MAD Museum (and we were pleased to hear him say this as he had previously been a bit put off by the website which does not re...  more »
  • The theme is garage engineering, the exhibits are extensive and interactive, and the whole place leaves a marvellous impression. Absolutely perfect for kids of about 5 and over. Make sure to see the k...  more »
Google
  • If you have kids 3 to 11 then this is an amazing place to go. Lots of buttons and crazy contraptions to watch. The gadgets sit somewhere between art and engineering. The owner calls it Kinetic Art and it's mesmerising. I felt like a kid again myself. It's a small place but it's all packed in pretty tight. There's a spot to leave pushchairs but it doesn't feel 100% secure. They don't allow pushchairs in the museum for space reasons. Altogether I would highly recommend it. £19 for a family of four is an OK price.
  • A small museum, but absolutely fascinating! Visited with the kids, our 6 and 4 year olds loved it. If your interested in art or mechanics, then it's interactive and lots of fun. Soon to spend about an hour and a half. The staff were very friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic about the museum.
  • A particularly interesting and educational museum for all ages and genders. You can spend special moments and unforgettable here. Of course for those with imagination and mechanical inclinations. Very young and friendly staff. Definitely recommended
  • This place is a load of fun, especially if you are mechanically minded. Lots of great exhibits with interactivity on some. Kids will enjoy it as well as there is lots for them to see and do.
  • Only a small museum but worth spending a fascinating couple of hours in here. Staff were excellent, smiling, helpful, attentive and informative. Very fair price for a family ticket. 3 weeks have passed since our visit and the children are already asking when we can go back!