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Christmas & New Year Holiday Times 2019/20

Christmas & New Year Holiday Times 2019/20

These are MAD’s opening times over the holiday period. Please note, you are welcome to come and have a look around our gift shop without paying to enter the museum.Maintenance Week - January 2020 The MAD Museum will be closed from Monday 13th January until  Friday...

Joint school discounts with SBF and SS&GH 2019/20

Joint school discounts with SBF and SS&GH 2019/20

*Teachers* Make the most of your class trip to Stratford upon Avon by visiting 2 top visitor attractions.The only mechanical art venue in the whole country. Interact with over 60 motorised exhibits, build marble runs and examine inspiring creativity and clever...

MAD’s Even Bigger Online Shop

MAD’s Even Bigger Online Shop

We have now added over 30 of your favourite items to our online shop. These top goodies have been hand-selected from our museum’s gift shop.MAD Marble Kits As you might know, our MAD marble kits were incredibly popular last year and we couldn’t make the kit parts...

New 2019/20 Educational Programme

New 2019/20 Educational Programme

Educational Package 2019/20 From 1st October 2019 The MAD Museum launched its new educational programme. To find out more about why we changed, please click here. The MAD Museum is fully accessible & highly supportive of SEN requirements. We are the UK’s only...

October 2019 Half Term Opening Times

October 2019 Half Term Opening Times

From Saturday 26th October until Sunday 3rd November The MAD Museum will be open every day from 10:00am until 5:30pm.  The Museum will be open as usual from Monday 4th November 10:30am – 4:30pm. PUSHCHAIRS We are sorry to say that when our MAD Museum is busy, we can’t...

New Marble Run – Stephen Jendro

New Marble Run – Stephen Jendro

Empower This incredible piece has just arrived at our MAD Museum.  "Empower" was designed and built early in 2017 by Stephen Jendro for the Microsoft Employees Art Show. It features an abstraction of the Microsoft logo in the base, and Microsoft colours in the four...

New exhibit – Mechanical Poppies

New exhibit – Mechanical Poppies

This month we will start displaying a fascinating piece which was designed and installed by John Marsden. Originally made for an exhibition of Loughborough Grammar school, this memorial installation was on display at the school in 2018 to mark the anniversary of the...

MAD Mention in Bent Magazine

MAD Mention in Bent Magazine

In August we had a press visit from freelance journalist Adrian Gillan for Bent Magazine. Bent Magazine is a top national online gay magazine. He was writing a travel feature about Stratford upon Avon and wanted to include our MAD Museum. Here is what Adrian kindly...

Winter 2019 Opening Times – October to March 2020

Winter 2019 Opening Times – October to March 2020

Winter is coming. From Tuesday 1st October 2019 we change our opening times to the following: 1st October 2019 until 31st March 2020 Weekdays                                           10:30am – 4:30pm Weekends and Holidays                10:00am – 5:30pm October half...

Summer Design Competition – The Winners

Summer Design Competition – The Winners

  Over the Summer holidays we asked visitors to invent a new weird and wonderful track pack for our marble run wall.  Hundreds of people entered and the Judges (MAD’s 4 Managers) had the challenging task of selecting 3 winners.  It was very tricky to pick only 3...

Changes to our Educational Discounts – 2019/20

Changes to our Educational Discounts – 2019/20

From 1st October 2019 The MAD Museum is increasing its educational prices. These discounts have not been changed in over 7 years and since they were first put in place, we have made the following improvements to the museum and to our educational services: We opened an...

Review from Metalwork Artist

Review from Metalwork Artist

Ali Pickard is a trained metalwork artist and designer who is just getting into making automata. She recently visited our MAD Museum and wrote an article about her trip for A-N The Artist Information Company. https://www.a-n.co.uk/ “They cater really well for...

New Art From Steve Sherwin

New Art From Steve Sherwin

We have just started displaying a brand new, brilliant piece from one of our top resident artists - Steve Sherwin. If you’ve been to our MAD Museum recently, you would have seen his ‘Celerity Eric’, ‘Autumnmotion’ and ‘Mech Ball’.Sherwin produces intricate, incredibly...

We’ve reached 1,000 Excellent Reviews on Trip Advisor

We’ve reached 1,000 Excellent Reviews on Trip Advisor

Thank you very much! We have hit the 1,000 mark and would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has visited and taken the time to leave us some feedback. We always read your comments and try to reply to each one. Thank you for all your kind words about our...

Summer 2019 Design Competition

Summer 2019 Design Competition

Saturday 20th July - Monday 2nd September 2019If you have been to The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum recently, you will know there is an interactive wall for visitors to build their own marble runs on. Using inspiration from around the museum, the wall...

Summer Holiday 2019 Opening Times

Summer Holiday 2019 Opening Times

From Saturday 20th July until Monday 2nd September (including Bank Holiday Monday on 26th August), The MAD Museum will be open every day from 10:00am until 5:30pm. The Museum will be open as usual from Tuesday 3rd September, 10:00am – 5:00pm. This Summer we will be...

New Exhibits coming to MAD

New Exhibits coming to MAD

We are currently preparing 3 fantastic new pieces of automata ready for exhibiting. These sculptures were all made by the legendary automata maker, Keith Newstead. We first came to hear about these one-of-a-kind pieces when a private collector contacted us. Over the...