The MAD Museum

In a nutshell

Discover over 60 pieces of kinetic art and ingenious automata at the wonderfully hands-on MAD Museum during a family day out in Stratford-upon-Avon.


4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PT

Contact details

Tel: 01789 269356

Web: www.themadmuseum.co.uk

Activity type

Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

The MAD Museum details...

The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin! MAD stands for Mechanical Art and Design and this quirky attraction, located in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, houses around 60 interactive pieces of kinetic art and automata.

The hands-on hideaway combines inspirational creativity, witty design and engineering ingenuity. All the pieces on display have been sourced from creators around the world, and nearly everything is interactive, meaning kids (and big kids!) can get stuck in. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to press buttons and release their inner inventor.

Come rain or shine, The MAD Museum has something to entertain the whole family. For the very young visitor there are plenty of lights, colours and sounds to watch (plus under 5s have free admission). The kids will no doubt enjoy interacting with the different machines and making marble runs.

Visitors are invited to press buttons and figure machines out, so for those a bit older, The MAD Museum demonstrates art in action (and some engineering and physics principles along the way!).  And for the big kids out there, this eccentric little museum is a bizarre treasure-trove of hands-on contraptions.

It’s a fun day out in Warwickshire for the whole family!

Opening times

Please check www.themadmuseum.co.uk for the latest information. The MAD Museum is closed around the Christmas and New Year period.

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