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Quentin Blake

Museum of Making

PLEASE NOTE: If you are visiting the Museum of Making please be aware that, due to the recent rise in river levels we only have one working lift. If you need assistance with access during your visit please speak to a member of staff and possible alternative routes through the museum may be arranged.

Since 1979 Cabaret Mechanical Theatre (CMT) have played an integral role in the revival of automata and have supported a growing number of automata makers. Their visually stunning art, science and engineering exhibitions have been seen by millions of people worldwide.

CMT are delighted to bring 30 automata from their collection to the Museum of Making this winter. This interactive educational experience is perfect for children, families, school groups and adults.

The automata are made by 12 contemporary artists, including Paul Spooner, Carlos Zapata, Wanda Sowry and Fi Henshall. Marvel at the ingenious mechanisms, get inspired to make your own automata, and learn more about this wonderful art form.

Suitable for all.

Booking is recommended, walk-ins will be permitted if there is space.

Booking Information

Please book your ticket online. Tickets go on sale every Tuesday for the following week.

See Cabaret Mechanical Theatre for FREE!

Entry to Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is FREE on the first Sunday of every month, on a first come first served basis – for any other days, please book as above.

Cover image: Mermaid of Zennor – automaton by Carlos Zapata, image © Steve Tanner


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