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Press Release from Lukas van de Vrande

Dutch artist brings art to Stratford The Dutch artist Lukas van de Vrande brought a piece of art he made to the MAD Museum in Stratford upon Avon. His machine ‘Two Million Years’ is a combination of art & science. Stipes move up and down, back and forth, and when...

Celebrating MAD’s 7th Birthday!

Hip hip hooray! On Saturday 23rd March 2019, our MAD Museum turns 7! Since unbolting our doors in 2012, we’ve relocated to a bigger and better site, exhibited over 300 different weird and wonderful machines and welcomed in over 600,000 visitors. The MAD Museum is a...

New Exhibit – The Juggler

A week after we started displaying a fantastic new rolling ball sculpture by Robert Moore, we were lucky enough to get another mind-boggling creation! Meet The Juggler by David Bowerman.  TEMPORARY EXHIBIT  - ON DISPLAY UNTIL 28TH MAY 2019   The 'Juggler' is...

New Exhibit – The Infinitram

A few days ago, one of our very favourite artists, Robert Moore brought a brand-new exciting exhibit to display at MAD. Since we first opened our museum in 2012, Robert has exhibited several fantastically whimsical and clever rolling ball machines and ‘Infinitram’ is...

Easter 2019 – Holiday Opening Times

From Saturday 13th April until Sunday 28th April 2019 Throughout the Easter Holidays, we will be extending our opening times. The MAD Museum will be open every day from Saturday 13th April until Sunday 28th April 2019 from 10:00am until 5:30pm. Last entry at...

Mother’s Day Discounts 2019

Mother’s Day Discounts 2019Sunday 31st March 2019   This Mother’s Day, we will be running two heavily-discounted deals. Whether you’re thinking about treating Mum or coming to the museum with your family, these deals will be running all Sunday 31st Sunday, 10am until...

3D Printed Marble Runs

We’ve just started exhibiting 5 new 3D marble runs. These have all been specially printed using a 3D printing machine and each demonstrates different lift mechanisms and design. WHAT IS 3D PRINTING? 3D printing is the process in which digital models are constructed...

Tour Groups at MAD

Groups can watch and interact with mind-boggling mechanical creations such as flying mechanical birds, clever clocks and witty characters, plus build marble runs and learn engineering and physics principles. This quirky and unique attraction offers groups...

New Gift Shop Goodies

FRESH MAD SHOP ITEMS AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM OR ONLINE If you’ve been to The MAD Museum, you’ll know they have a gift shop full of MAD-esque gismos, gadgets and toys. A lot of the items in the shop encourage the Art and Design and the STEM subjects (Science,...

New Kinetic Art Exhibit – Lukas van de Vrande

Authentic piece of kinetic art now at MAD The MAD Museum is now displaying a fascinating piece of art by Amsterdam-based artist, Lukas van de Vrande. ‘MOVING STRIPES’ This is a true-to-form, accurate piece of kinetic art and Lukas made it out of steel and polyacetal...

New 2019 Discounts

Money-saving vouchers and informationThe Team at The MAD Museum has recently added and changed some of the discounts and vouchers we offer. Click on the link below to find out more.

February Half Term 2019

EXTENDED OPENING HOURS The MAD Museum will be open every day from Saturday 16th February until Sunday 24th February 2019 from 10:00am until 5:30pm. Last entry at 4:45pm. HOLIDAY TIPS Please note: We do get quite busy during February Half Term so we advise you visit...

Closed in January for 5 days

Closed Monday 14th until 18th JanuaryIt’s been quite a long time since we gave our hardworking machines some TLC. It’s time for us to carry out some conservation work and give them a well-earnt break. Scheduled Maintenance Days – January 2019Closed  ...

Scheduled Photoshoot at MAD

Photos are being taken at MAD on Friday 28th December, from 1pm until 3pm.On Friday 28th December from 1pm until 3pm we will have a photographer in The MAD Museum taking photographs of exhibits, our visitors and the museum (inside and outside).We cannot...

MAD Marble Kits – out of stock, more coming soon

More information about our most popular stocking fillers We are trying very hard to keep up with demand and we are constantly making more kits. Our machines and team are working overtime to make and package our marble kits up. We are really sorry if this...

MAD’s Top Bestsellers – Now Available Online

Following the success of their Gift Shop, the MAD Museum has launched an online shop and added over 30 of their bestselling items to buy.  There is a fantastic range of gifts ranging from the latest STEM kits to sensory, musical, time-telling and science...