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“You'd be Mad not to visit”
Review of The MAD Museum

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: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Great day to a wacky museum, really unassuming place but managed to spend a good few hours intrigued and marveling at some great exhibits. Friendly receptionist explained about the venue and made us welcome.

Thank Keeeef
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

Excellent museum full of interactive maxing feats of engineering / works of art. For a change I didn't beat my hubby out the door there were things that you just kept wanting to go back to. Brilliant spot

Thank Auds26
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

All of the exhibits are fantastic. Good interactive items. My son was just overawed by them all. It really was fun for both of us. Definitely going back again, and they change some of their exhibits every 6 months or so.

Thank 9112hayley
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

A fascinating experience for everyone and especially for children, this museum has loads of interactive and fun educational features. If you are visiting without children, I'd suggest going when it is quieter, like during school times because space is a bit limited and you are able to appreciate the wonders of this museum at its best. A lift is provided for disabled access and staff are very helpful. Well worth a visit.

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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.

Thank Margaret H
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