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The MAD Museum


Based in the centre of Stratford upon Avon, The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum showcases the world’s finest pieces of Kinetic Art and Automata belonging to pioneering artists from all over the globe. As well as being highly interactive and a lot of fun, The MAD Museum appeals to those with curious and methodical brains too. Figure out how the gears, sprockets, robotics and eccentric paraphernalia all engage with one another at the press of a button. Artistically every piece displayed in The MAD Museum has been handcrafted with adoration, remarkable skill and precision. This is where art meets movement (sometimes operating to achieve a function but most of the time, just moving for the fun of it!) Best described as a mixture of Heath Robinson, Wallace and Gromit and Scrapheap Challenge, The MAD Museum is a fantastic playground for adults and a perfect hideout for inquisitive kids – experience the imagination of marvellous minds.


Opening times

April - September:

  • 10am-5pm
  • National Bank and School Holidays - 10am - 5pm.

October - March:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 10:30am - 4:30pm.
  • Wednesday - Closed. Saturday - Sunday - 10am - 5pm.
  • National Bank/School Holidays 10am - 5:30pm
  • Warwickshire School Holidays and National Bank Holidays.

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing time. The museum is open 7 days a week, all year round (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day). On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day the museum is open from 10:30am until 4:00pm.

Occasionally the museum has to shut for maintenance reasons, please check their website before visiting.



The museum is located above Lakeland and between Toni & Guy and Pasty Presto. It’s at the other end of Henley Street from Shakespeare’s Birthplace.



  • Children welcome
  • Coach parties welcome
  • Family friendly
  • Full disabled access
  • Gift shop on-site
  • Groups welcome
  • Tearoom/Coffee shop on-site


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

E-mail address


01789 269 356