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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...

Special Feature – Chris Fossey

Special Feature – Chris Fossey

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...

Father’s Day Discounts 2019

Father’s Day Discounts 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...

New Interactive Gear Wall

New Interactive Gear Wall

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...

Nominated for Best Family Attraction

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 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...

During busy times we don’t have the capacity for pushchairs in our museum. Find out more here.
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