These 3 venues have CMT exhibits on show all year round. Choose a link below for opening times and more information.
- American Visionary Arts Museum – Baltimore – USA
- Discovery World – Wisconsin – USA
- Automata Museum – Heyri Art Village – South Korea
The Nutcracker: Christmas at Mottisfont
Saturday 29 November – Sunday 4 January 2015
Start your visit with a peek into a twinkling Christmas party, then ascend the staircase to the sound of ticking clocks, to enter the dream mechanical world of the Nutcracker. Have a go operating life-size puppets and all sorts of weird and wonderful automata from the famous Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. Beautiful little lantern theatres reveal more of the story. Watch out for the exciting battle between the Mouse King and the toy soldiers before heading out to the gardens to explore the Land of Snow and ice and land of Sweets.
Mottisfont – National Trust
Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, Netherlands
The Museum Boerhaave is the Netherlands’ National Museum of the History of Science and Medicine.
As the national treasury of scientific endeavours, the museum shows some 400 years of advances in knowledge. Developments in the various sciences can be viewed in 24 rooms on two levels. The Mechanical Circus returns to the Museum Boerhaave after it’s last visit in 2011. See 40 automata from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre alongside artefacts from the museum. All in an atmospheric circus setting.
Tel: +31 (0)71-5214224.
The Mechanicals at Teknikens Hus, Sweden
14 June to 2 November 2014
A collaboration between Science Projects Ltd and Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, The Mechanicals is a joyful interactive exhibition of comical, beautifully made automata that will give fun and knowledge to old and young.
Tuesday-Sunday 10.00-16.00. Closed on Mondays.
Admission 70 SEK / person, Children 0-4 years free admission.
Admission Price high season 23 June to 17 August 2014 90 SEK / person
Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, UK
Automata, a Collector’s Collection
16 June 2014 – 9 November 2014
Automata and mechanical and moving toys from Sir Nicholas Goodison’s contemporary collection will be shown in Walpole’s original display cabinets. The display includes traditional toys from around the world and witty works by some of the best-known modern British makers.
Entry to the exhibition is free with a paid entry ticket to the house.
No booking required.