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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

18th January 2022 - 13th March 2022 Adults £4.50 / Under 16s FREE / Carers FREE / DM Friends & Members, Regular Volunteers, Art Pass, Museums Association and Students - £2.50 (with valid ID)

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.

See Cabaret Mechanical Theatre for FREE!

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

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