The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum houses over 70 interactive pieces of mechanical art. Rolling ball machines, clever moving sculptures, witty automata, inspiring 3D faces, mechanical flying birds, challenging coding machines and loads more! MAD supports the STEAM subjects, encourages outside-the-box thinking and inspires creativity.

School at Mad Museum 2021 – Mechanical Art and Design

The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum opened in 2012 and has since welcomed over 250,000 visitors from around the world. It is the only permanent museum of its kind in the UK showcasing over 70 pieces of kinetic art and automata which have been sourced from creators across the globe.

Teaching children outside of the classroom can have major benefits for pupils. Studies show that educational trips and learning opportunities can improve wellbeing, attainment and peer relationships. The MAD Museum offers a unique opportunity for students of all ages to actively learn away from the classroom. Reception, primary, secondary and higher education students can learn about mechanical art and design as well as further STEM based education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

The multi-sensory, hands on Museum encourages pupils to marvel, examine and be inspired by the inventions on display and offers school groups approximately 1.5 hours of inspirational creativity, witty design and engineering ingenuity.

Voted the ‘Best Museum in Warwickshire’, ‘2nd Best Thing to do in Stratford upon Avon’ and ‘3rd Best Thing to do in Warwickshire’ on Trip Advisor, pupils are encouraged to press buttons, decipher mind-boggling design and become inspired.

The Museum can provide packs for (KS1, KS2 & KS3) teachers including lesson plans, explanations, facts and tips which all support the National Curriculum. Also available are educational activity packs for pupils which encourage them to design, describe and think outside the box. Teachers are also entitled to two free tickets to visit the Museum prior to their school visit.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Shop, Toilets,


• Free KS1-3 Teaching Resources • Free KS1-3 Pupil Activity Packs • Linkages Automata Kits • Cam Automata Kits • Marble Run Construction Kits • Free Teacher Recce Visits • Discounted Joint Tickets with Other Venues in Stratford upon Avon





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Opening Hours

April – September: Weekdays: 10am – 5pm, Weekends & holidays: 10am – 5:30pm  
October – March: Weekdays: 10:30am – 4:30pm, Weekends & holidays: 10am – 5:30pm


Learners aged 5-16yrs – £5.00 per head. Learners aged 16yrs+ – £6.00. 1 free teacher per 10 leaners, extra teachers are £6.00


Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6PT

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