Don’t let it’s name fool you, this quirky museum is not made up of crazy stuff.
In fact MAD does indeed stand for Mechanical art and Design.
This place doesn’t let you down. Filled to the brim with contraptions, large and small you really must check out everything here.
From a picture of Albert Einstein, with a gaze that follows your every move, to a clapping machine that mimics you, through to a creepy chest that slams shut, this place will keep you on your toes.
One exhibit, was purchased on Ebay for £15 but is worth more like £7,000 as it was a genuine Didier Legros piece. The owner kindly donated it to the museum. Well done Paul Chapman. Press buttons to bring the pieces to life and stand back and take it all in.
Interactive exhibits will keep the kids busy while you can look at the grown up good stuff.
We struggled to find this attraction. Using my trusty phone we went round the block 3 times. “It’s pointing right over there!” I said getting annoyed with my failed navigation. My son spotted it, a massive MAD museum sign sits above the door (that gave it away).
Similar to Dr Who’s Tardis, this museum is small but packs so many wondrous contraptions inside. Fascinating exhibits are dotted about everywhere you look. Heck, even the clock in this museum is unusual.
You may want to walk around several times to avoid missing anything.
I’ll tell you what, how about I shut up and let you see what kind of thing you’ll encounter at MAD museum?
A fantastic little place to visit if you ever go to Stratford Upon Avon.
If you buy tickets, this museum let you enter as many times as you like on that day. So, pop out for lunch, come back and discover more hidden gems in this truly MAD museum.