Children enjoying the MAD Museum Pre-Booking

The MAD Museum

Booking Information

If visiting during the Warwickshire school holidays you will need to pre-book your visit to the MAD Museum.

To book please email with a photo or screenshot of your Explorer Pass(es) and you will be supplied with a promo code that you can use to redeem against the price of the tickets that you would like to book. You will then need to present your timed entry tickets AND your Explorer Passes at the admission point when you arrive at the museum.

Pre-booking is NOT necessary for visits outside of Warwickshire school holiday periods, you will be able to turn up at MAD without a pre-booked ticket, although please note that due to Covid concerns, at busy times you may be asked to wait until it is safe to admit you and your party.

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.

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

The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin! Based in the center of Stratford upon Avon, this quirky attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art, in particular; kinetic art and automata.

Admission Prices

Adult £7.80
Child (6 – 15 years) £5.20
5 and Under Free

The Explorer Pass

Free Entry with The Explorer Pass!
Prices start from £25