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“Something different”
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The MAD Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Something different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Lovely exhibition really enjoyed the innovative use of all the materials. Could not fail to be of interest to the whole family. Grandson 2 and Grandaughter 14 found plenty to interest them. Would love to have that type of imagination. Would help children with any mechanical projects at school.

Visited April 2014
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Must visit.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

So entertaining. The exhibits were fascinating and really helped my understanding of all things mechanical.
The videos were thoroughly entertaining and we spent quite a few hours in the museum altogether. We will definitely return.

Visited February 2014
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great for all age groups.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

We were a little apprehensive as to whether our 4 year old grandson would enjoy it. We needn't have worried both children, 4 and 8, loved it. Just going up the stairs and tracking the balls caused excitement! The exhibits cater for all age groups, particularly loved the sand pictures and who would have thought that clapping hands would be so much fun.

Would definitely go again.

Visited April 2014
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“Great fun for children and adults alike!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Interesting, fun and some gorgeous Sculptures. A great little museum which was very hands on yet the exhibits were Not battered and just beautiful to look at. Would def reccommend it.

Visited April 2014
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warwickshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“spell - binding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

interactive fun with automata - an amazing collection of whirring, clonking, ball-popping eccentricities. It may be small but we spent ages in its thrall. Brilliant

Visited March 2014
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