The MAD Museum is the countrys only permanent venue for mechanical art. Promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths as well as Art and Design. Combining inspirational imagination with clever and often witty design. Encouraging kids to put down their remote controls and be more hands-on.
The MAD Museum does what it says on the tin! Based in the centre 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 are not quite sure what mechanical art is all about, think of the machines and gismos used in Wallace and Gromit, Scrapheap Challenge and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In a nut shell mechanical art is usually beautifully crafted, moving sculptures either made to have an exaggerated purpose or made simply for the fun of it.