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
Tim Hunkin’s latest arcade of slot machines Novelty Automation includes some old favourites from CMT’s Covent Garden days – The Frisker, Test Your Nerve and The Chiropodist.
Novelty Automation, 1a Princeton Street, London WC1R 4AX. More of Tim’s machines can be seen in his first arcade on Southwold Pier.
Marvellous Mechanicals – Willis
The automata are on tour from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre whose exhibits have recently been enjoyed in China, Korea, and the USA, with the collection being seen by over ten million people worldwide over the past 30 years.
Come along and marvel at these comical masterpieces, which come to life at the push of a button. You can also get involved as some of these machines need you to get hands-on and understand how they work for yourself.
The exhibition also features a display of amusing circus themed artworks especially commissioned for the show by talented illustrator Sam Hiscock.
6th October – 18th December 2018
Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery
Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD
Mechanical Circus – Norwich
Roll up, roll up for the greatest mechanical show on Earth! Featuring beautiful mechanical sculpture, physics games and puzzles there will never be a dull moment!
The exhibition is a collaboration between Museum Boerhaave and Cabaret Mechanical Theatre and supported by Norwich City Council.
1st December 2018 – 27th January 2019
Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
Curious Contraptions – Inside the Fairy Tale Factory
We are delighted to announce this year’s winter exhibition at the Exploratorium San Francisco.
The exhibition features an enchanting selection of automata from Peter Markey, Paul Spooner, Ron Fuller, Keith Newstead, Wanda Sowry, Carlos Zapata, Fi Henshall, Patrick Bond, Lisa Slater and Kazu Harada. Many of the works have themes from myths or fairytales, including Paul Spooner’s Little Reinhold’s Wonderful Sausage Machine (left) and Keith Newstead’s Baba Yaga’s House (right)
November 8th 2018 – January 20th 2019
(Embarcadero @ Green St.)