The MAD Museum


"In a Snapshot… The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin! Based in the center of Stratford upon Avon, this quirky attraction displays interactive pieces of mechanical art, in particular; kinetic art and automata. “MAD” stands for Mechanical Art and Design. If you’re not quite sure what mechanical art is all about, think of the machines and gizmos used in Wallace and Gromit, Scrapheap Challenge and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In a nutshell, mechanical art is usually beautifully crafted, moving sculptures either made to have an exaggerated purpose or made simply for the fun of it."
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Contact details

The MAD Museum Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, West Midlands, CV37 6PT
Phone: 01789 269356

Standing and Queueing

There are several seats dotted around the museum at appropriate intervals and the museum’s cinema room also has seating.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
The MAD Museum’s entrance is well lit and there are no steps in this area. Visitors can either use the staircase or utilize the lift to access the museum. There is a clear audio announcement in the lift and the buttons are labelled with braille text.

The museum is situated entirely on one floor, no ramps or steps are present in the museum.

Short Distances

Short distance
A small number of disabled parking spaces are available outside the Museum. Blue Badge holders may park in these spaces for 30 minutes between 8am and 11am. These spaces are controlled by the council rather than the Museum. For more information please see Stratford upon Avon’s council website.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Disabled visitors are entitled to a concessionary ticket for entry into the museum. They are also permitted to be accompanied by 1 helper, whom is entitled to a concessionary ticket too.
Standard prices apply for visitors with special needs, we are happy to give 1 accompanying carer a 50% discount off their individual ticket.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Clear signage (colour contrasted, large lettering and pictograms) are used throughout the attraction.
No natural light is present, spot lights illuminate everything throughout the museum.

Other Notes

Other Notes
We have 1 or 2 pieces of art which feature flashing and/or moving lights on display at the museum currently. These pieces, depending on your condition might not agree with you. Therefore upon arrival, please tell a member of staff about this matter and they will clearly tell you where the exhibits with flashing lights are and how they operates. Signage is also used to state this issue where necessary.
Please let us know of any other health issues you feel might be triggered or affected at our museum. We will help however we can.