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The MAD Museum, Stratford-upon-Avon

Categories: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 800+ 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!
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  • We were enthralled by this quirky museum, mad is not the word, it was crazy and fun, the work that must have gone into these working exhibits is amazing and yes I guess they are not only eccentric but...  read more »
  • Ideal 'museum' for all ages and abilities. Not too big but plenty to entertain and engross the attention. Also wheelchair accessible 
  • Wasn't expecting much from this Museum - the kids were tired and said they wanted to go home but we went in anyway as the reviews were good and it was fairly cheap to enter. In the end the kids loved ...  read more »
  • The Mad Museum is fascinating and unique .If you fancy a really entertaing hour in Stratford The Mad Museum is well worth a visit. The exhibits perform all sorts of kinetic movements which are completely whacky. It is situated in Henley Street near Cafe Nero .We are lucky to have this exhibition in Stratford upon Avon.
  • Wonderful museum. We had to drag our ten-year old grand-daughter away! So much to do and see and lovely, helpful staff.
  • Wonderful little place. Great fun. Lots of intricate machines. Great for people big and small. Plus they have a engraving facility and laser cutter for wood.
  • Loved this place, had s nice day out there. Lots of different things to look at, also had some interactive parts which was great too
  • A great way to spend an hour. It is delightfully different. Perfect for adults and kids alike.
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