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The Mad (Museum of Mechanical Design ) - Stratford-upon-Avon
The Mad (Museum of Mechanical Design ) - Stratford-upon-Avon
The MAD Museum, Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. CV37 6EF

MAD IS MOVING! This October The MAD Museum is moving from Sheep Street to Henley Street in Stratford upon Avon. The museum will be closed from 1st October 2013. Keep an eye on MAD’s website for more details:

Since initially opening in March 2012, this weird and wonderful museum has become one of the must-see attractions in this tourist town. Lucky enough to showcase some of the world’s finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata from pioneering artists all around the world, The MAD Museum is now keen to provide a bigger platform for this increasingly popular type of art. The MAD Museum is bringing some old favourites and crowd pleasers with us, but we will also be displaying a whole new range of exciting never-seen-before exhibits. The new venue will be completely transformed, with a fabulous brand new MAD look! 



The MAD Mechanical Art & Design) Museum showcases Kinetic Art and Automata. Based in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, the museum is the only permanent exhibition of its kind in the UK and as such has attracted artists from all over the world who are interested in showcasing their work.

For the uninitiated, the museum is a mix of Heath Robinson and Scrapheap Challenge and a hotchpotch of futurist mechanisms with amazing creativity and ingenuity. The MAD Museum holds over 100 pieces; both large and small with two floors full of far-fetched designs and quirky contraptions.


The museum has become extremely popular with clubs and associations seeking great trips out with an interest in highly inventive machines, witty and clever design and mind-blowing intricate moving contraptions. Perfect for little kids and big kids alike:




For the young ones: Dancing lasers, rolling ball machines, roaring mechanical dinosaur heads and whirligigs all with lots of buttons to press! The MAD Museum offers an exciting visit with an educational bias, relevant to curriculum modules such as Design & Technology and Science. We give children an experience that is worthwhile, educationally beneficial and also a lot of fun!

For those a little older: The MAD Museum offers a chance to experience an extraordinary assortment of both modern and old fashioned, yet highly innovative machines with a bit of physics in action! Release your inner inventor! The museum is extremely popular with all ages and anyone interested in creative and sophisticated design.


Come rain or shine, The MAD Museum’s whimsical mixture of art, science and engineering offers families and kids of all ages the chance to embrace their inner inventor. See some incredible examples of mechanical art and have a lot of fun along the way!


Visit'd be MAD not to! 

Opening Times: Weekdays Weekends/Holidays*
October – March 10:30am – 4:30pm 10:00am - 5:30pm
April – September 10:00am - 5:00pm 10:00am - 5:30pm

*Warwickshire School Holidays and National Bank Holidays.

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing time. The museum is open 7 days a week, all year round (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day). On New Years Eve and New Years Day the museum is open from 10:30am until 4:00pm.
Occasionally the museum has to shut for maintenance reasons, please check their website before visiting.


Contact Information
Tel: + 44 (0) 1789 269 356



Admission Prices Price
Adult £6.80
Concessions £5.50
Children (6- 12yrs) £4.50
Children (5yrs & under) Free
Family Ticket £19.00