We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The MAD Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:30
Open today: 10:00 - 17:30
Review Highlights
The BEST interactive museum

Been to many places, visited lots of kids’ aimed attractions... this one is BY FAR THE BEST... read more

Reviewed yesterday
via mobile
A wonderful place for children and adults with a sense of fun

Six friends dropped in after the usual Shakespeare stuff and were knocked out by the off-the-wall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mic H
Northwich, United Kingdom
Read all 1 302 reviews
All photos (438)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“marble runs”(109 reviews)
“all ages”(153 reviews)
“heath robinson”(28 reviews)
Stratford upon Avon is most famous for being the birthplace of poet and play writer William Shakespeare, but why not try something completely outside of the box and visit the towns newest most exciting attraction- The MAD (Mechanical Art & Design...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
4-5 Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PT, England
+44 1789 269356
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Stratford-upon-Avon
from US$19,20
More Info
from US$29,90
More Info
from US$53,10
More Info
Reviews (1 302)
Filter reviews
1 281 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews marble runs all ages heath robinson kinetic art pressing buttons great fun magnetic wall big kids adults and children interactive displays couple of hours any age rainy day year olds two hours on display family ticket
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1 281 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been to many places, visited lots of kids’ aimed attractions... this one is BY FAR THE BEST interactive science museum we have ever visited!!!! Science-heads, physics-heads, mechanic-heads and creative-heads this is place for you!!!!

Thank MmeGoose
Reviewed 2 days ago

Six friends dropped in after the usual Shakespeare stuff and were knocked out by the off-the-wall mechanical exhibits. We couldn't help but marvel at the ingenuity of the creators of these exhibits; many of them made us laugh. Mostly hands on. Definitely left with a...More

Thank Mic H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took two children, One 2 years old the other 3 years old, both loved it. We where able to leave to eat and return later that day. Well worth the money and I and my partner enjoyed it and we are over our 60's

Thank advertsrocky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is fantastic! Very interactive so kept our 5year old thoroughly entertained. Brilliant place to visit.

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just fascinating to see. Very hands on so lots of fun for children and adults. We will go back to play again :)

Thank Middleditch62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable visit looking at all the moving displays.At first glance you might think it was more for children but it suits all ages.There's also an interesting film showing larger world wide machines working on the knocking down. Domino principle.

Thank Eveie1999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn’t expecting much from this even though our hosts at our B&B had suggested it. Try and go after 11am as it’s not very large and school parties will have probably left by then. It’s full of people’s designs in automatum toys and everything works....More

Thank ZandHB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit if you have time, especially if you are traveling with kids. The museum is small, so you don’t need more than 40 mins, but you can definitely spend more time there as there are marble tracks that you can construct yourself.

Thank LittleMy78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lured there by a dear friend who promised great things... but I was unprepared for how fantastical the countless displays are! The mind-boggling cleverness of the numerous moving tableaux would take weeks to unravel, and I was left with the utmost wonder and...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic time was had here by all. Children 7, 4 and 2 adored it. So much to see mesmerising...hours of fun for little ones and old alike learning watching creating...

Thank mich7980
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 29 nearby hotels
Courtland Hotel
133 reviews
.10 km away
The White Swan Hotel
2 393 reviews
.18 km away
Mercure Stratford-Upon-Avon Shakespeare Hotel
2 064 reviews
.19 km away
Premier Inn Stratford Upon Avon Central Hotel
1 297 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 234 nearby restaurants
181 reviews
.12 km away
Usha Indian Cuisine
366 reviews
.10 km away
542 reviews
.06 km away
Hobsons Patisseries
1 130 reviews
.04 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 164 nearby attractions
Shakespeare's Birthplace
4 421 reviews
.14 km away
Henley Street
257 reviews
.06 km away
The Shakespeare Centre
115 reviews
.16 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
31 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Katie M | Property representative |
Hi Natalie, It's perfect for 8-year-olds. MAD is almost entirely hands-on so there are plenty of buttons to press, machines to interact with and marble runs to be made. Please take a look at the 'families' page on our... More
25 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from ktq88 | Reviewed this property |
I think he would get some pleasure out of it , but it's more suited to slightly older children. He might be frustrated by not everything being hands on. Depends on what he enjoys I think. It's a great place though
6 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from DonDons369 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Even as a family with a 9yr old child, it only took us an hour. Worth getting the joint ticket with the Guildhall and Shakespeare's School rooms if you are interested in a bit of history of the place and Shakespeare.