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The MAD Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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A Mechanical Marvel!

A wonderful whimsical experience. I would urge any visitor to Stratford upon Avon to visit this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
What a little gem!

Small but perfectly formed. Took our 1year old here. She’s probably a bit too young but she (and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Brackley, 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...more
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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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All reviews marble runs all ages heath robinson kinetic art great fun pressing buttons magnetic wall interactive exhibits big kids adults and children couple of hours any age rainy day year olds two hours on display staff were very friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful whimsical experience. I would urge any visitor to Stratford upon Avon to visit this museum. Inspiring!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Robotony
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Small but perfectly formed. Took our 1year old here. She’s probably a bit too young but she (and we) enjoyed it all the same. Will return when she’s a little older/taller. Ticket price a bit steep. Glad we used Tesco club card vouchers

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cowbear
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Even if it is a small museum there is plenty to do. Our 2 years old son was amazed with all the creations. The film was also worth a watch.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Muteen2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t let the mention of Art make you think this is some stuff gallery Far from it. Most exhibits are interactive in one way or another and clearly required a fair bit of creation. It’s something would go down well with adults as well as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PhilHough
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a cold day for something a bit different and LOVED it. Lots of creative automatons . Would be of interest to engineers, artists and kids of all ages.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HelenBilli
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 young cousins /4 adults = 2 hours It's not that big, but because it's all mind blowing you go back round and watch everything again and again, then try and work it out, lots of button pressing & activity areas. Go along - you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

Our family (two adults, an 11 and 9 year old) really enjoyed this attraction in the centre of Stratford. There are so many buttons to press. One child loved the magnetic wall where you can build marble runs. The other child (and her Dad) loved...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Pablo_Paseo
Reviewed January 7, 2019

We visited the MAD Museum on 6th December 2018 and had a fantastic time. We were in the museum for over 3 hours and we are in no doubt that the next time we are in Stratford on Avon we will visit it again. Adults...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank h0lidayman2
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Really interesting exhibits for adults and children. The play area for the children was great. A bit pricey on the entrance fee but great fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JamesA1101
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We visited with 4 generations, everyone found something to enjoy and marvel at. We all loved the marble run room.

Date of experience: January 2019
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July 31, 2017|
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Response from Katie M | 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
May 25, 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
May 5, 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.