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Nominated for Best Family Attraction

  The MAD Museum has been nominated in the prestigious Muddy Stilettos Awards as the Best Family Attraction in Warwickshire. Muddy Stilettos is the biggest lifestyle site for urbane, fun-loving women outside London, now in its 7th year, the Muddy Stilettos Award...

May Bank Holiday Opening Times 2019

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...

Stratford Festival of Motoring

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...

New Construction Kits – Learn about Linkages

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...

Journalist’s Review of MAD

Recently a journalist called Darren Lawson who runs the blog www.daysoutnow.co.uk came to our MAD Museum with this family. He has started a challenge this year called "Around the UK in 80 Days out" and plans to visit and review the best attractions in the country....

Changing to Summer Opening Times

From Monday 1st April 2019 It is that time of the year again when we switch to our extended opening times. From Monday 1st  April until Monday 30th September 2019, The MAD Museum will be open  – Monday to Friday – 10:00am until 5:00pm   Saturday, Sunday, Bank...

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.