The MAD Musuem (Mechanical Art and Design Museum) does what it says on the tin! This quirky attraction located in the centre of Stratford-upon -Avon, houses around 60 interactive mechanical contraptions and is the only one of its kind in the UK.
If you’re not quite sure what mechanical art is all about, think of the machines and gizmos used in Wallace and Gromit, Scrapheap Challenge and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In a nutshell, mechanical art is usually beautifully crafted, moving sculptures either made to have an exaggerated purpose or made simply for the fun of it.
Perfect for the whole family, the museum is a fantastic playground for adults and an exciting treasure trove for inquisitive kids. As well as being highly interactive and a lot of fun, this eccentric museum appeals to those with curious and methodical brains too. If you like art, design, science and/or engineering, then this is the place for you.
The MAD Museum is a celebration of all things mechanically weird and wonderful. Rolling ball machines, water clocks, interactive light walls, 3D faces, giant rocking birds and much more.
The MAD Museum
4-5 Henley Street
April to September
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10am – 5.30pm
October to March
Monday to Friday 10.30am – 4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10am – 5pm
Adult Pass from £39
Child Pass from £25