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The MAD Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
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Small but beautifully formed

This is such a fun place. If you love the Heath Robison style of engineering there will be plenty... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Daventry, United Kingdom
Great for kids and adults alike

Very interactive experience. Kids loved it, and it wasn't very crowded. Not a long walk from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week 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...more
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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 6 days ago

This is such a fun place. If you love the Heath Robison style of engineering there will be plenty here to make you smile. Loads of buttons for kids to press, our 8 year old lad was delighted, but to be honest you don't need...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interactive experience. Kids loved it, and it wasn't very crowded. Not a long walk from the parking either.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank andraharris548
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought joint tickets at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall (Schoolroom + MAD) - a good value. The museum was not crowded, probably because it's late November. The exhibits were beautiful and fun to watch. The museum shop is on the small side but has a nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all! Great place for a family visit. Lots to see and do, really interactive. Loved it!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank teaboss22
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place for young and old who enjoy pressing buttons and making things work. The staff were also very friendly and let us take our grandchild's buggy upstairs as it wasn't too busy. They also let us return later, after lunch, using the same...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fun & highly recommend it. Most bizarre & strange place, made you wonder how the things were made. Good fun for not only kids but adults as well!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfitzsimons77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably not as big as expected, but fascinating. The large Marble Runs are amazing. How do you design and build something like that? And some of the automata have quite complex movements. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and Simon was pleasant and helpful, explaining how...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nathan052015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 2 young grandsons to the Museum today. Fabulous place for both young and old. Lots of interesting inventions and gizmos. Plenty of interaction whilst learning how mechanical machines are designed and work. Couldn’t get the boys to leave easily but so worth the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mmfm08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed it - the kids and the adults. So many cool interactive exhibits. Gor quite a small place there is lots to see. We were kept really busy and well entertained. Plus, the staff were very friendly, helpful and completely available if you wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 228sarahj
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I took my grandson and he absolutely loved it, plenty to see and get involved with the design's and they can have a go with the marble and wooden magnetic runs on the wall.he found the clapping machine hilarious. It is also good for adult...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Adrian K
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31 July 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
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.