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The MAD Museum

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

Beyond our expectations. Amazing moving art/engineering. So many unique pieces of design work from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Harry G
London, United Kingdom
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Full of Fun

Excellent value for money and great fun. Suitable for children and adults alike. If you have an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PT, England
+44 1789 269356
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beyond our expectations. Amazing moving art/engineering. So many unique pieces of design work from past and present. The children were fascinated as well as the adults. Simon was very kind and helpful with his introduction to the museum. I would recommend a visit - not...More

Thank Harry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for money and great fun. Suitable for children and adults alike. If you have an hour or two to fill definitely worth a visit.

Thank pandj104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fantastic little gem of a museum and is suitable for all ages. There are working displays from very small ones to large ones. Each is operated independently by pressing a button which the kids love. There is a room where the walls...More

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here with my parents and we all enjoyed it. There's lots to look at and to make you feel curious.

Thank MsFruitloop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

oh my gosh, WOW, incredible. I visited MAD with my family, 2 adults and 3 children. We spent 2 1/2 hours here and could easily have spent longer. loved the hands on experiences and seeing the wonderful exhibits that others have made. The magnetic marble...More

1  Thank Dawn4910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my son went here in the summer he absolutely loved it.There are lots of thing to see and do very interactive.As my son is autistic he is very into this kind of thing and the staff are very friendly and helpful.We will definitely...More

Thank cherylzoe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our 3 grandchildren aged 7, 5 and 1. They all really enjoyed it, especially the 7 year old boy. It is not very big, but there is a lot to see and do, and is very interactive. Would certainly go again.

Thank BevM960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this place a few times, and each time we have loved it and spent hours exploring every object. It's nice that some displays get changed and other remain. An additional plus is that many of the things are interactive which keeps little ones...More

Thank CelestePienaar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic fusion of engineering and art, the mad museum is a great place to visit while in Stratford, recommended.

Thank mark s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great find and provided interesting inter-active exhibits for the children. It is not very big but we found it kept the children interested for one to two hours looking at a variety of exhibits. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. It...More

Thank Graham H
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31 July 2017|
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Response from Katie W | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, It's perfect for 8-year-olds. MAD is almost entirely hands-on so there are plenty of buttons to press, machines to interact with and marble runs to be made. Please take a look at the 'families' page on our... More
25 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
5 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.