The MAD Museum celebrates its 5th anniversary on Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

This October The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum is celebrating its 5th anniversary of moving to Stratford’s most popular tourist street, also home to Shakespeare’s Birthplace. The MAD Museum moved to Henley Street in 2013, one year after it had opened and has since welcomed over 250,000 visitors. The MAD Museum is the only permanent museum of its kind in the UK which showcases over 90 pieces of kinetic art and automata. Visitors can watch and interact with mind-boggling mechanical creations such as flying mechanical birds, clever clocks & witty characters, plus build marble runs and learn some engineering and physics principals along the way. 

This quirky family-friendly attraction combines inspirational creativity, witty design and engineering ingenuity. The pieces on display have been sourced from creators from all around the world. Voted the ‘Best Museum in Warwickshire’ on Trip Advisor, families are encouraged to press buttons, decipher mind-boggling design and become inspired. The MAD Museum also supports the STEAM Subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Maths. Catering to all age groups, MAD encourages learners to interact, examine and be inspired by the inventions.

Another reason to visit this half term is to take advantage of an extra-special Family Super Saver ticket which combines visits to The MAD Museum, Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and Stratford Butterfly Farm. Visitors can see all three attractions and save over 15%. Family tickets cost £57 (2 adults & 2 children) and a ticket for an extra child is £9.60. Visitors have 1 month to visit the venues and tickets can be purchased from each attraction.

Katie Wilson, Head of Marketing said “The MAD Museum is completely unique and offers something for all ages whatever the weather. Although small in size, it’s perfectly formed and takes up to 2 hours to experience – great for a morning or afternoon. If you buy one of the Family Super Saver tickets, then you get to see two of Stratford’s other popular attractions as well!” 

For our latest opening information please seehere