The MAD Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon

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  • Great for both young and old. Fun and interactive, we had great time building marble runs. Very friendly staff too.  more »
  • A small hidden gem. Thank you Simon for explaining how it all worked. This is a must to visit, though I have to say on a quiet Thursday in March was a bonus we were nearly the only people there so cou...  more »
  • Took my 6 year old grandson. We both had a fantastic visit. Lots of hands on fun and plenty of things to get us thinking about how the machines are made. Plan to return soon.  more »
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  • A quirky but extremely enjoyable place to visit! Price is slightly high given the size, however if you have kids or an interest in engineering or just things that are entertaining this is a great place to visit. Although the area of the building is not that big the amount of mechanical wonders on display is impressive. All the mechanical objects are triggered by pressing a button (massive kid pleaser) Upon entering and before you pay there are some displays that will give you an idea of what is on show If you tick any of the boxes above I highly recommend a visit!
  • Fortunately we had won free tickets to visit here in a raffle, otherwise this is quite pricey for a maximum couple of hours visit. Kids enjoyed looking at exhibitions for a short while but the biggest entertainment was the build your own marble run. This uses large expanses of wall magnetically to hold sections of wood or fun tunnels, tubes etc. Kids can design the marble run themselves and experiment with what will work or not. Also a section of bricks available with holes and tunnels etched in that can be put together to create a more 3d marble run. This was much more complicated and trickier to work out. All in all, fun, but much smaller than anticipated.
  • Great for kids 4/5 plus and adults interested in engineering. Small place limited seating and no prams allowed but there is pram storage. Interactive stations. Nice helpful staff. Shop has affordable gifts. Great stop for 2 hours of fun.
  • Not quite what we expected using the word Museum! small inside with a lot of similar exhibits. The kids seemed to enjoy the hands on area; magnetic wall, the moving maze and the cinema. We were there for just over an hour. Staff were helpful and friendly.
  • This is just such a fabulous collection of fascinating items, it could keep you occupied for hours. Most of the time qe were staring in pure fascination, trying to work out how each piece worked. Suitable for all ages, and fun for all, this museum is very dense, so don't let the small size put you off. The staff are friendly and welcoming, taking time to explain how it all works. Every piece is very interactive, so my children enjoyed pressing the buttons and seeing what happened. There is also an activity room with a marble run you can create which kept my 2 year old occupied for ages. He probably would have stayed there for a good hour without getting bored! The cinema room shared some truly fascinating mechanical pieces of art, we stayed and watched the whole film through.
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