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The MAD Museum

5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)
  • Stratford upon Avon
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4-12
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, MAD Museum is currently closed to the public. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

The Mad Museum is where sprockets, robotics and wild paraphernalia are yours to explore. While others say hands off, they demand a hands-on approach to over 50 crazy contraptions. Press buttons, turn screws and release your ‘inner inventor’!

This is the UK’s only mechanical arts museum and their mission is to promote STEM: better understood as Science, Technology, Engineering and Design. In doing so they’ve pulled together a colossal collection of robotic birds, sand pictures, 3D faces and an enormous MAD Marble wall. You can design and build your very own run on the wall and watch as marbles fly through! The museum’s founder has even got in on the act and created ‘The Kitchenator’ - a rolling ball sculpture built entirely from items you’d find in an everyday kitchen.

It’s a joy to watch kids step away from the remote and interact, learn and explore. Any budding engineers will find a little piece of heaven here, while the whole family can enjoy the eccentric surroundings and witty team of resident artists. You won’t forget a day out here so don’t delay!

  • UK’s only mechanical arts museum
  • Over 50 crackers contraptions
  • Build your own massive marble run 
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Opening hours

April - September
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday to Sunday & Holidays 10:00 - 17:30

October - March
Monday to Friday 10:30 - 16:30
Saturday to Sunday & Holidays 10:00 - 17:30

Last Entry

45 minutes before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults: £7.80
Kids (6-15): £5.20
Concessions/Students: £6.30
Family (2 adults, 2 kids): £22.00
Under 5's: free

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01789 269356



Click here to visit The MAD Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Windsor Street Car Park
Up to 1 hour: £1.00
Up to 2 hours: £2.00
Up to 3 hours: £3.00
Up to 4 hours: £4.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The MAD Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

The MAD Museum has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, The MAD Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, The MAD Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only


Mesmerising collection of marble runs 5 out of 5 stars

We came across this by chance and took our 4 and 8 year old boys - we all loved it. The tracks and runs are fascinating, and the giant marble run wall kept us happy for ages. Perfect as part of a family day out, we spent a good hour and a half there - wish they had a cafe that delivered your cake down a marble chute!

catherinew, Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Fantastic place for all ages 5 out of 5 stars

We have just got back from a trip to the MAD museum and can honestly say we have had a fantastic visit! We were a group of 9 with ages ranging from 1 to 63 and everyone found plenty to entertain them. We were easily able to spend an hour and a half there and the older ones (anyone over 5!). Could have stayed even longer. We were welcomed at the door with a quick explanation of how it worked, there were decent toilets, baby change, a handy place to hang your coats, friendly staff and a massive collection of gizmos and gadgets which made for a wonderful place to visit on a wet winter’s day.

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