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Category Archives: Construction

Richard Simmons’ MAD Golf Ball Run (v2)

The MAD Museum's great founder and benefactor Richard Simmons wanted to make his own artistic contribution to our brand new Henley Street venue, so he built a crazy rolling ball machine to sit proudly in the museum's entrance.

Always striving for more, this week Richard has worked hard to extend the track towards MAD's front […]

MAD’s Move

In October 2013, The MAD Museum moved premises from Sheep Street to Henley Street in Stratford upon Avon.

Here are some photos from start to finish - 












The MAD Museum Launches!

The long awaited opening of The MAD Museum (Mechanical Art and Design) has now arrived and with an enthusiastic attendance to the launch party of over 200 people, it was a great success!

In attendance on the evening were the Mayor of Stratford upon Avon, the Sherriff of Warwickshire, the Deputy Mayor of Leamington Spa […]

Garden transformed

The MAD garden has gone from this....









to this, in less than 3 weeks...














The hard work continues….

With just 4 weeks to go (yes, four!) until our official opening, unsurprisingly the hard work is continuing in earnest over at the museum. Painters, electricians, gardeners, carpenters, installation men, lighting consultants, security engineers....you name them, they've all been at MAD recently, with many of them there as I write. Things are coming along nicely, […]

The MAD Garden

The hard work at the museum continues in earnest, and we finally were able to make a start on the garden last week. With the help of a few diggers and dumper trucks, it was only a few days before the area went from looking like this:










Pascal Bettex- Le Mechanisms De L’Argent

Last Friday, February 10th, saw the museum take delivery of a fantastic machine by the Swiss Kinetic Artist Pascal Bettex. It is in fact the first machine to be fully set-up and installed inside the museum. Here's a sneak preview, but to see it in action you'll have to wait till we open!



Paint job

The upper floor of the museum has been given a proper makeover, with the new colours totally transforming the look of the room. Downstairs to follow shortly:

Men at Work

With The MAD Museum opening in a matter of weeks, we've been getting our hands dirty over in Stratford in order to get the building ready for the public. Here are some recent photos:


Painting the staff room...









Building plinths galore ready for the machines...