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“The Best Collection of Mechanical Art I've Seen...”
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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff and incredible exhibits were the main highlights of an enjoyable visit to this mechanical art museum in the middle of Stratford. Easy walking distance from Shakespeare's birthplace and well worth a visit...

Thank GreyHart
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Fun for all ages, worth a visit - I visited with my brother who doesn't like museums and even he liked it!

Thank RonieFilan
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Very interesting museum spread over 1 floor dedicated to kinetic art such as marble runs and mechanical mechanisms. I went with my husband and we had a good hour exploring, pressing buttons and watching what happens next. We really enjoyed it as adults but my guess is children would be fascinated by it. We could have spent longer by watching the video they have running of other pieces they have seen but aren't displayed if there wasn't a family hogging the screen! Maybe a little pricey for a relatively small place but very interesting all the same.

Thank Kate C
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

One of the smallest Museums anywhere but certainly one of the best. This is something different and fun and very hands-on. Its also educational and now they have moved to the bigger building there is a lot more than there use to be.

If you want something different, go here. It amazing and we love it still after 2 visits.

Thank Alexb123a
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Wasn't quiet sure what to expect but we were not disappointed !
My 10 year old son loved it and I must admit I thought The Mad Museum was pretty cool! Lots to see, touch and play with.
A real eye opener and thought provoker !
It was quiet went we visited so we were able to take our time and have lots of fun !
Not a very big place but definetly worth a visit.

Thank Sheila S
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