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The MAD Museum

4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PT, England
+44 1789 269356
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Fun and different

Our first time and the whole family enjoyed it.It is a small musuem but very fun,different and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claire B
via mobile
Good fun

Spent about 1.5 hours here. Interesting interactive museum set in an air conditioned space in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Stratford upon Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of poet and play writer William Shakespeare, but why not try something completely outside of the box and visit the towns newest most exciting attraction- The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum.As soon as you step into this quirky attraction you'll be greeted with whirling robotics, churning clogs, rolling ball circuits, ingenious design and crazy sounds! The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin, showcasing an absolutely MAD assortment of Kinetic Art, Automata and Steampunk contraptions, gadgets and gismos. Venture into an eccentric world of moving art; The MAD Museum is a wonderful place to watch and interact with an astonishing assortment of both modern and old fashioned, yet highly innovative and elaborate machines! For the young ones: Dancing lasers, rolling ball machines, roaring mechanical dinosaur heads and whirligigs all with lots of buttons to press! The MAD Museum offers an exciting visit with an educational bias, relevant to curriculum modules such as Design & Technology and Science. We give children an experience that is worthwhile, educationally beneficial and also a lot of fun!
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PT, England
+44 1789 269356
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first time and the whole family enjoyed it.It is a small musuem but very fun,different and interesting .You can tell the person /persons who have invented have put a lot of time,thought and dedication into these wacky designs.Our 10 yr old son loved it...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent about 1.5 hours here. Interesting interactive museum set in an air conditioned space in the centre of Stratford. Kids were entertained and amused, and to be honest so were the parents. It's very hands on. Clever pieces of art that are unusual. Nice visit...More

Thank GuidoScotland
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After walking past the front door the first time we walked by (look out for a small door as a the museum is actually upstairs!) we found our way into the building. Very friendly staff welcomed us, told us what to expect and how to...More

Thank cavysqueak
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time, well worth 1.5-2 hours! Awesome automata, both in engineering and art. We had another commitment and they let us return later in the day. Now I want to build some!

Thank jim12i
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took a school group here yesterday and we had an amazing time...not sure who enjoyed it most, the eleven year-olds or the fifty year-olds!! It's not a big place but it is like nowhere I've been before! If you have children between 5 and...More

Thank sleightstreet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was! It doesn't look like much, as the entrance is just a doorway into a house, but once you're in there it's amazing. Great for any age!! It's fascinating watching all the kinetics and being able...More

Thank _gracelouise26
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fun and interesting visit, escape from the rain and Shakespeare (for a while) with the young ones! Loved the radio valve clock

Thank lorna m
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like marble run you will love this place! It's like marble run on steroids! Very child friendly with plenty to see and do. The staff are friendly and helpful and both the kids (4&7) and the adults had a brilliant time.

Thank Lachyweb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Granny and Grandpa took 7 and 5 year old grandaughter. First delightful surprise was that the 5 year old went free. So with OAP status and 1 child the cost was very reasonable. Immediately one is struck by the enthusiasm of the staff. There was...More

Thank PTrafficman
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can only do so many historic places and museums - so this is a breath of fresh air as a nice activity. Perfect family activity for an hour - fun interactive games / exhibits. Suits all ages...

Thank Loren M
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26 May 2017|
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Response from ktq88 | Reviewed this property |
I think he would get some pleasure out of it , but it's more suited to slightly older children. He might be frustrated by not everything being hands on. Depends on what he enjoys I think. It's a great place though
6 May 2017|
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Response from DonDons369 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Even as a family with a 9yr old child, it only took us an hour. Worth getting the joint ticket with the Guildhall and Shakespeare's School rooms if you are interested in a bit of history of the place and Shakespeare.
Carla C
28 April 2017|
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Response from Katie W | Property representative |
Hi Carla, thanks for your interest in our MAD Museum. There's plenty of great stuff to see and do in Stratford upon Avon. Your four year old would no doubt love the interactivity in the Butterfly Farm and Shakespeare's... More