The MAD Museum

  • Mad exhibit
  • Mad exhibit 2
  • Marble MAD house
  • Family at MAD Museum
  • Family at MAD Museum
  • MAD Museum Stratford
  • Mad exhibit
  • Mad exhibit 2
  • Marble MAD house
  • Family at MAD Museum
  • Family at MAD Museum
  • MAD Museum Stratford


Why not plan a visit today? You'd be MAD not to!

The MAD (Mechanical Art and Design) Museum does what it says on the tin! This quirky attraction located in the centre of Stratford upon Avon houses around 60 interactive mechanical contraptions and is the only one of its kind in the UK. 

What’s fascinating about this hands-on hide away is that it combines inspirational creativity, witty design and engineering ingenuity. The pieces on display have been sourced from artists all around the world and the fact that nearly everything is interactive means kids and big kids(!) can really get stuck in. You are encouraged you to press buttons, build marble runs and to “release your inner inventor”. 

Perfect for the whole family, The MAD Museum is a fantastic playground for adults and an exciting treasure trove for inquisitive kids. As well as being highly interactive and a lot of fun, this eccentric museum appeals to those with curious and methodical brains too. If you like art, design, science and/or engineering, The MAD Museum is for you.

Useful Information


The MAD Museum is located in the town centre, half way up Henley Street and a few buildings away from Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Walking distance from The MAD Museum:

Windsor Street Coach Park (CV37 6NL) – 2 minutes

Riverside Coach Park (CV37 6BY) - 5 minutes

Stratford upon Avon Train Station (CV37 6PL) - 4 minutes


Ticket Prices

Adult                               £7.80

Concession/ Student      £6.30

Child (6-15yrs)               £5.20

Child 5yrs & under          Free

Family ticket (2 adult + 2 children 6-15yrs)            £22.00

Extra child with family ticket                                   £3.50


Opening Times

April – September

Monday- Friday                                         10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday – Sunday & Holidays*                  10:00am – 5:30pm

October -March

Monday- Friday                                         10:30am – 4:00pm

Saturday – Sunday & Holiday*                    10:00am - 5:30pm


*Warwickshire School Holidays and UK Bank Holidays.
Last admission is 30 minutes before closing. The museum is open all year round except around the Christmas period. Occasionally the museum closes for maintenance days, please check their website for the latest information. 

Facilities include...

Access Information

Staircase and lift available for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Wheelchair friendly and welcomes guide-dogs.

Disabled toilet

Food and Drink

The MAD Museum is also surrounded by all sorts of different pubs, restaurant and cafes to suit every taste. 

A great place for groups to have fun

The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum is a celebration of all things mechanically weird and wonderful.  Rolling ball machines, water clocks, interactive light walls, 3D faces, giant rocking birds and much more.

Visitors are invited to examine and interact with some of the world's finest pieces of motorised art in particular, Kinetic Art and Automata. As the only museum of its kind in the UK, The MAD Museum offers a fantastic indoor playground for adults and a perfect hideout for inquisitive kids.

Group discount rates, guided tours, activity packs, private hire and workshops are all available. 

Contact us for more information on groups.