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The Marvellous Mechanical Museum

Promising to be both fascinating and visually stunning, The Marvellous Mechanical Museum will bring a host of historic and contemporary mechanical marvels to Compton Verney.

Beginning with the creations and mechanical exhibitions of the 17th and 18th centuries – a period often regarded as a ‘golden era’ of automata – the exhibition explores how such machines have long fascinated not only their own makers and wealthy patrons but the general public alike.

The publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 1818 ushered in a new era of interest in automata – often referred to as the first work of Science Fiction – the exhibition will explore the literary creations of other beings: mechanical, virtual or, in the case of Frankenstein’s monster, those created through electrochemistry. The exhibition will also feature the whimsical creations of inventor Rowland Emett, set designer for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and a host of Contemporary Automata makers and artists.



Date Time
Saturday 30th June11.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 1st July11.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday 3rd July11.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday 4th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 5th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 6th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 7th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 8th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday 10th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday 11th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday 12th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Friday 13th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday 14th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Sunday 15th July11.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday 17th July11.00am to 5.00pm

Contact information and location

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Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Tel: 01926 645 500
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Contact Information

Tel: 01926 645 500


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