The Mad Museum

(Warwickshire Museums and Arts)

4-5 Henley Street
CV37 6PT
Stratford upon Avon
01926 865839

The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum is the only specialist attraction of its kind in the UK.



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Based in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, the museum was launched in March 2012 and showcases the world's finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata belonging to pioneering artists from all four corners of the globe.

Originally based on Sheep Street, the team made the decision to move to Henley Street in 2013 after a premises that was too good to pass up became available. "The success of the museum over the last 18 months has been phenomenal and as a result we felt that we had already outgrown the current location. We are always coming up with new ideas and looking for new pieces to exhibit and now we have the space to make it possible" Richard Simmons, MAD's Founder.

The new 3,000sq ft museum opened on Henley Street in October 2013 and is now a few doors down from Shakespeare's Birthplace in the heart of Stratford upon Avon. Since moving, MAD has continued to develop and expand its collection of eccentric and ingenious creations with a steady flow of ever changing artwork.

With over 60 pieces of kinetic art and automata, the museum has machines that engage all customer groups. From buttons to press, handles to turn, lights, colour and weird sounds for the younger generations to beautifully handcrafted pieces of imaginative art from their parents, grandparents and teachers.

In a town renowned for its Shakespearean attributes and a world famous theatre the museum offers a wholly different proposition and a refreshing break. Exactly what its founder envisaged.


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