The MAD Museum Fri, 20 May 2016 10:49:51 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 The Winners of MAD’s Easter Egg Hunt Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:54:12 +0000 Read More »]]> Over the Easter Holiday (Saturday 19th March – Monday 4th April 2016), we ran an Easter Egg Hunt. We asked our visitors to look around the museum and find the 12 hidden eggs.

2016-04-13 13.01.28More than 1,500 people entered the prize draw to win MAD goodies and we are pleased to announce the following 5 people won:

1. Ebony McKeown, from Stratford upon Avon
2. Cassandra Dinnis, from Knowle
3. Jack Nichols, from Bicester
4. Fizz Gray, from Bedford.
5. Emma White, from Chelmsford


All 5 winners have now been contacted and sent their MAD prizes.

Keep an eye out for the next change to win!


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Mechanical Easter Egg Hunt Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:57:57 +0000 Read More »]]> Throughout the Easter Holiday (Saturday 19th March – Monday 4th April 2016) , The MAD Museum is holding a Mechanical Easter Egg Hunt. This competition will have a typically MAD twist; you’ll need to press buttons, turn handles and look in and around all the exhibits in the museum to find the hidden eggs.

There are 12 mechanical eggs to locate in total. Find them all to be entered into the prize draw to win MAD goodies and tickets to The MAD Museum.


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Winner of the Automata Design Competition Fri, 04 Mar 2016 15:19:07 +0000 Read More »]]> Over February Half Term (Saturday 13th – Monday 22nd February 2016), we ran an Automata Design Competition. We asked our visitors to get inspired at the museum, then design their very own piece of automata.
Hundreds of people entered and it was fantastic to see the wide variety of designs. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who entered. Our judges found it very difficult to pick a winner, but it had to be done.#

The Winner of MAD’S Automata Design Competition : Alex Williams, from Leeds.

“Myself and the other judges particularly liked the whimsical, humours aspects of this design. From a construction perspective, the fact that this design involves several different mechanisms which could be portrayed by different materials and colours, made it really stand out. “
Judge/ The MAD Museum’s resident automata artist.


Here are some of our other favourites….

Leila and ZoeGeorgia and Tim
Our MAD Technicians are now in the process of bringing Alex Williams’ drawing to life. Once the made, motorised model has been constructed, it will be displayed at the museum. Alex also won a gift bag full of MAD treats.

Keep an eye out for our next design competition…

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Automata Design Competition Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:40:17 +0000 Read More »]]> February Half Term at The MAD Museum

Saturday 13th – Monday 22nd February 2016

The Brief

Using inspiration from around The MAD Museum, we want you to design your very own piece of automata.
For those who aren’t sure, automata is a (typically wooden) sculpture which moves in a clever or funny way. Here are some examples:

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As long as it has an element of movement, you can design whatever you like. Whether it be a quirky character, animated creature, interesting scene or geometric pattern- the possibilities are endless.

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What You Win

Picked by one of our resident automata artists and MAD’s Technical Manager, the winning design will be brought to life and made into a fully-functioning sculpture by our technicians.
It will then be exhibited at the museum for everyone to see and interact with. Not only that but the winner will also get a goodie bag full of MAD treats.

After being exhibited at The MAD Museum, the winning piece will be returned to its designer to be taken home.

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How to Enter

During your MAD visit: Draw your design on a competition entry form at the museum, then hand it in at the reception desk.


At home: print the competition entry form off at home, get designing then either drop your completed form in at The MAD Museum, post it or email it in to us.

Download your design form here

Post: The MAD Museum, 4/5 Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. CV37 6PT.

*** Don’t forget to include your name and contact details.
We will only get in touch if you are the winner

Closing Date

Monday 22nd February at 5pm
The winner will be contacted the following week, w/c 29/02/2016

Good luck!

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MAD Marbles Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:29:40 +0000 0 Visiting Us Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:40:46 +0000 Everything you need to know about visiting MAD!

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MAD Marble Wall & Track Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:27:45 +0000 Personalise your own marble wall and track parts, only at MAD.

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