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The MAD Museum

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Magnificent and Diverse!

Fantastic contraptions of all shapes and sizes designed to delight at this fantastically quirky... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sickreferencebro
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Brilliant!

I went here with my 6 year old son - he really enjoyed it as it was very interactive with lots for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jamie D
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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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...more
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4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic contraptions of all shapes and sizes designed to delight at this fantastically quirky museum in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon. The bloke who runs seems a highly welcoming chap, and the team went out of their way to welcome my residential lot and provide them...More

Thank sickreferencebro
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here with my 6 year old son - he really enjoyed it as it was very interactive with lots for him to see and do. It was busy as it was a Saturday afternoon but even so it was still very enjoyable.

Thank Jamie D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The kids enjoyed this, but there isn't a massive amount to see. They loved the train and pressing the buttons to make the machinery spring into life. It's in the centre of Stratford so it's worth a visit, especially when the weather is not so...More

Thank celestialcat2011
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a 60 year old, a 35 year old, a 38 year old, two 5 years old and 2, 3 year olds and we all enjoyed this museum. We got a family ticket which worked out reasonable. Its quirky and good fun, you can...More

Thank Pathfinder617
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours there with our 4 and 1/2 year old grandson, he loved it,especially having lots of buttons to press. Fascinating range of automata, clever ones and arty ones, amazing marble runs. Looking forward to a return visit next time we’re in...More

Thank empyesse
Katie M, Public Relations Manager at The MAD Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our museum with your grandson. It's great to hear you had an enjoyable trip. Thank you for your kind words about our staff and for recommending us, we really appricate your support. See you next time :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely little Museum, great for kids a lot of interactive activities. The ticket allows you to come and go throughout the day

Thank georgie20002017
Katie M, Public Relations Manager at The MAD Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Georgie, thank you for your kind feedback. I'm so pleased you had an enjoyable visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The exhibition is so well thought-out and presented. We didn’t have much idea what to expect when going in, but it’s one of the most enjoyable museums I’ve been to in a long time. The machines and their mechanics are fascinating. The staff were lovely...More

Thank Seaside666589
Katie M, Public Relations Manager at The MAD Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review and for recommending our museum. It's great to hear positive feedback about our museum layout, machines and members of staff - thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh, what a wonderful place! On first entering, you think it’s very small but actually there are exhibits tucked in all nooks and crannies, providing something for everyone. Staff are friendly and efficient and clearly love their jobs - happy to answer all questions. Nice...More

Thank Williams_Mamma
Katie M, Public Relations Manager at The MAD Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

'Small but beautifully formed'.... I like that, thank you very much Williams_Mamma! I'm glad you and your family had an enjoyable time in our museum and I love that you had to drag your husband away from building marble runs. That's what it's all about!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really impressed with this little gem. Friendly staff, very interesting exhibits to play with, and very unusual for a place like this with so many moving parts - everything worked! Great fun with 7-15 year olds.

Thank JamieRobbins
Katie M, Public Relations Manager at The MAD Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JamieRobbins, thank you very much for visiting and for taking the time to write us a lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today with my 13 year old. Lots of incredibly well thought mechanical creations. Must have taken months of dedication to put the more complex ones together. Good entertainment for young and old. We wrapped it up in just over an hour.More

Thank Rob A
Katie M, Public Relations Manager at The MAD Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our MAD Museum Rob. It's wonderful to hear you really thought about the intricacies and time spent creating the machines. Our artists are an amazing bunch of people! I'm glad you thought our museum is good entertainment for young and old...More

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natalie1982natalie
31 July 2017|
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Response from Katie M | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, It's perfect for 8-year-olds. MAD is almost entirely hands-on so there are plenty of buttons to press, machines to interact with and marble runs to be made. Please take a look at the 'families' page on our... More
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sarahcl_89
25 May 2017|
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Response from ktq88 | Reviewed this property |
I think he would get some pleasure out of it , but it's more suited to slightly older children. He might be frustrated by not everything being hands on. Depends on what he enjoys I think. It's a great place though
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Loveit08
5 May 2017|
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Response from DonDons369 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Even as a family with a 9yr old child, it only took us an hour. Worth getting the joint ticket with the Guildhall and Shakespeare's School rooms if you are interested in a bit of history of the place and Shakespeare.
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