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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...

Stratford Festival of Motoring

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

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

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

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

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. Stripes move up and down, back and forth, and when...

In order to abide by the social distancing measures put forward by the government in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the museum is sadly CLOSED to the public until further notice. Please stay safe and we hope to see you again soon.
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