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The MAD Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:30
Open today: 10:30 - 16:30
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A brilliant museum for the whole family

I could stand and watch these machines for hours! There are lots of things to keep all the family... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Amanda W
Warwick, United Kingdom
Family of for (kids 11 and 13)

Great place, £22 for a family ticket and no it's not the largest exhibition however we went in and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Formby, 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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4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PT, England
+44 1789 269356
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Reviewed yesterday

I could stand and watch these machines for hours! There are lots of things to keep all the family amused and plenty of buttons to press to make things move. Even the big kids enjoyed it! A good couple of hours entertainment.

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place, £22 for a family ticket and no it's not the largest exhibition however we went in and left an hour 40 minute later. Great fun.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited with friends and children ranging from 10 to 15. The machines were fascinating to engage with and watch at work and the children really enjoyed creating their own marble runs in the marble room. It was an interactive, hands on event that was...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to many places, visited lots of kids’ aimed attractions... this one is BY FAR THE BEST interactive science museum we have ever visited!!!! Science-heads, physics-heads, mechanic-heads and creative-heads this is place for you!!!!

Thank MmeGoose
Reviewed 4 days ago

Six friends dropped in after the usual Shakespeare stuff and were knocked out by the off-the-wall mechanical exhibits. We couldn't help but marvel at the ingenuity of the creators of these exhibits; many of them made us laugh. Mostly hands on. Definitely left with a...More

Thank Mic H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two children, One 2 years old the other 3 years old, both loved it. We where able to leave to eat and return later that day. Well worth the money and I and my partner enjoyed it and we are over our 60's

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is fantastic! Very interactive so kept our 5year old thoroughly entertained. Brilliant place to visit.

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just fascinating to see. Very hands on so lots of fun for children and adults. We will go back to play again :)

Thank Middleditch62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable visit looking at all the moving displays.At first glance you might think it was more for children but it suits all ages.There's also an interesting film showing larger world wide machines working on the knocking down. Domino principle.

Thank Eveie1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t expecting much from this even though our hosts at our B&B had suggested it. Try and go after 11am as it’s not very large and school parties will have probably left by then. It’s full of people’s designs in automatum toys and everything works....More

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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.