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A Great Value Day out for the Whole Family

The MAD Museum has teamed up with Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall to offer a money saving package   Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall provides a fantastic step back in time to Shakespeare’s childhood. Experience the rooms in which the world-famous...

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Here is a full rundown of all our opening times over the festive period:   Saturday 17th December – Friday 23rd December: Open 10:00am – 5:30pm (inc. Wednesday 21st December) Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day:  Closed Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th...

MAD Monopoly

Monopoly Special Edition On 13th October 2016 the latest Monopoly board was launched. The official board showcases 33 Stratford-upon-Avon landmarks and streets.  We are thrilled to announce The MAD Museum has a position on the board, right next to the dreaded ‘Jail’...

Bloggers Feedback

We'd like to say a big thank you for this fantastic blog piece written by Corrina at Confarreo. @confarreo We particularly liked this section: I don’t think I have ever known activities as fantastic as these for developing problem solving skills. Having to work out...

Award Nominations

We are over the moon our MAD Museum has been nominated as a finalist in not one, but two categories at this year's Coventry and Warwickshire Culture and Tourism Awards. We stand a chance of winning the Visitor Attraction of the Year Award and the Kids and Families...

New Automata Building Activities

Pupils are given the elements to design and build 10 different models, with a choice of three varying wheel and cam mechanisms. You can either make automata kits in The MAD Museum's workshop, as part of a group trip or alternatively, we can provide you with the kits...

Top on Trip Advisor

We'd just like to say a HUGE thank you for voting us the Best Museum in Warwickshire! MAD is taken care of by 4 full-time members of staff, we are stretched at times but it's great to see our hard work is paying off. Thank you very much for your help in making The MAD...

Rollercoaster Design Competition

Saturday 23rd July – Monday 5th September 2016 If you’ve been to our MAD Museum, you’ll know there are plenty of rolling ball machines and marble runs to play with. Each one is made unique with different track parts, hills, drops, turns and loops. Here are a few...

The Winners of MAD’s Easter Egg Hunt

  Over the Easter Holiday (Saturday 19th March – Monday 4th April 2016), we ran an Easter Egg Hunt. We asked our visitors to look around the museum and find the 12 hidden eggs. More than 1,500 people entered the prize draw to win MAD goodies and we are pleased to...

Mechanical Easter Egg Hunt

Throughout the Easter Holiday (Saturday 19th March – Monday 4th April 2016) , The MAD Museum is holding a Mechanical Easter Egg Hunt. This competition will have a typically MAD twist; you’ll need to press buttons, turn handles and look in and around all the exhibits...

Winner of the Automata Design Competition

Over February Half Term (Saturday 13th – Monday 22nd February 2016), we ran an Automata Design Competition. We asked our visitors to get inspired at the museum, then design their very own piece of automata. Hundreds of people entered and it was fantastic to see the...

Automata Design Competition

February Half Term at The MAD Museum Saturday 13th - Monday 22nd February 2016 The Brief Using inspiration from around The MAD Museum, we want you to design your very own piece of automata. For those who aren’t sure, automata is a (typically wooden) sculpture which...

Who is Heath Robinson?

The MAD Museum is currently displaying its first temporary exhibition - The Inventions of Heath Robinson. On view until Sunday 22nd November '15, this exhibition comprises of a special collection of illustrations, posters and books by the iconic British artists, Heath...