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Address: 4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PT, England
Phone Number:
+44 1789 269356
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10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Stratford upon Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of poet and...

Stratford upon Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of poet and play writer William Shakespeare, but why not try something completely outside of the box and visit the towns newest most exciting attraction-

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum.As soon as you step into this quirky attraction you'll be greeted with whirling robotics, churning clogs, rolling ball circuits, ingenious design and crazy sounds!

The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin, showcasing an absolutely MAD assortment of Kinetic Art, Automata and Steampunk contraptions, gadgets and gismos.

Venture into an eccentric world of moving art; The MAD Museum is a wonderful place to watch and interact with an astonishing assortment of both modern and old fashioned, yet highly innovative and elaborate machines! 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!

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Adorable, but sadly short

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 kitchen piece, it's the best one there.

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Thank Edwin H
Chichester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Interesting afternoon exploring the MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum in Stratford which was full of wonderful and weird contractions from inventors and artists from around the world and they were nearly all interactive. Lots of fun was had trying out the contraptions and creating various marble runs around the rooms. The photos we took don’t do it justice. Would... More 

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Thank Pip2910
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went with 18month and 4 yr old boys, they loved it! Its very small but we spent about 2 and a half hrs there. If your kids like marble runs they will love it. Staff were lovely and helpful. We will definitely be going back!

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Thank EBall35
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a place! Staff are extremely helpful and friendly. It's interactive, loads to see, loads to do. The area for building marble runs is great for hands on learning and fun, enjoyed by small and big kids alike! The place buzzes with fun and excitement. The exhibits are fascinating and there's a wide range, from smaller wooden pieces (make sure... More 

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Thank Carla R
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our three children here. Purchased a family ticket for £22. We all enjoyed it and its different to anywhere else. The staff are friendly and the interactive style of the exhibits is great for the children. However we had finished in an hour which made the entry price seem slightly expensive. Still, I would recommend it, especially if you... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our 9 year old grandson to the museum who thought it was amazing. The staff were welcoming and informative and obviously enjoy their work. Although not an enormous museum it is packed full of things to see and do. In one corner is an area where young and old can build vertical marble runs and a large table... More 

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Thank Diane P
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A creative, educational, interetesing mix where art meets engineering. Takes about an hour to go around. Interactive exhibits . Great for families

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Thank Chris T
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good time with 2 year old. nice that the buttons to activate pieces are at a height that very young children can reach. you can use your ticket all day and come and go which is also helpful with young children!

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Thank Claire S
Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascination for kids from 4 to 94! Artistry, craftsmanship, inspiration, science in equal measures. The "compulsory" exit gift shop has some decent offerings...kits, commissions, purchase of exhibits dominate the usual tat.

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Thank Jock M
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95 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit as our eldest daughter has a Blue Peter Badge and it looked like a fun museum. We weren't disappointed. Lots to see and the exhibits are interactive, engaging both daughters aged 9 and 4. It breaks up the Shakespeare tour and is fun for all ages. Knowledgeable staff greet you and encourage you to spend time... More 

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