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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

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...

New Exhibits coming to MAD

New Exhibits coming to MAD

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...

Special Feature – Chris Fossey

Special Feature – Chris Fossey

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...

Father’s Day Discounts 2019

Father’s Day Discounts 2019

The Man Behind All Of MAD's Fantastic ImagesWe first came across Chris in 2013 when he visited our museum as part of a photography group (way back when we were on Sheep Street). His attention to detail and use of bright colours really appealed to us. So much so that...

Plan My School Trip’s MAD Feature

Plan My School Trip’s MAD Feature

On Sunday 16th June 2019 we will be offering extra big discounts. Get 20% off Dad’s ticket or 10% off a family ticket. This discount is only running on Father’s Day. Please either say the following or show this webpage on your phone to a member of staff at MAD’s...

Nominated for Best Family Attraction

Nominated for Best Family Attraction

What are Gears?Gears rotate together to move part of a machine. They are a fundamentally important mechanism in everyday life, you’ll find them in cars, clocks, kitchen mixers, bikes, vacuum cleaners and many other items.    Gears are wheels with teeth that slot...

May Bank Holiday Opening Times 2019

May Bank Holiday Opening Times 2019

On Sunday 16th June 2019 we will be offering extra big discounts. Get 20% off Dad’s ticket or 10% off a family ticket. This discount is only running on Father’s Day. Please either say the following or show this webpage on your phone to a member of staff at MAD’s...

Stratford Festival of Motoring

Stratford Festival of Motoring

May Bank Holidays On both Monday 6th May and Monday 27th May, The MAD Museum will be open from 10:00am until 5:30pm. Last entry at 4:15pm.   May Half Term Opening Times From Saturday 25th May until Sunday 2nd June 2019, we will be open every day from 10:00am...

New Construction Kits – Learn about Linkages

New Construction Kits – Learn about Linkages

Sunday 5th and Bank Holiday Monday 6th May. Over this 2-day festival, there will be an array of fantastic cars and activities for all ages. Stratford will be transformed into an engine-enthusiasts haven.    The 2019 Festival of Motoring on May Bank Holiday...

Journalist’s Review of MAD

Journalist’s Review of MAD

Try our NEW Linkages construction kits – brought to you by Timberkits. Timberkits supply our MAD Museum with many different automata building kits (find out more here) but they have recently expanded on their educational range. For some time now we have been offering...

Changing to Summer Opening Times

Changing to Summer Opening Times

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...

During the Summer Holidays we don’t have the capacity for pushchairs. Sorry if this causes any inconvenience. Find out more