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.
We are exhibiting over 20 automata from our collection on Hastings Pier.
This exhibition is part of a wider partnership between Hastings Pier, Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, Culture Shift and the Craftivist Network, which includes a programme of workshops for families, schools and community groups.
One key part of the project has seen local artists working with Autism Sussex, Parchment Trust, MENCAP, Active Arts, Southdown’s Wellbeing Centre in Bexhill and Seaview to help local people to create their own automata, some of which will be on display.
Tim Hunkin talk: The Changing Fortunes of Amusement Arcades
Thursday 12th April 6.30 p.m. £5
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There are also a series of Family Workshops inspired by the exhibition
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Marvellous Machines – Banbury Museum
24 March – 9 June 2018
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Admission £2 – £4
Spiceball Park Rd
Curious Contraptions at Explora
1701 Mountain Road NW
New Mexico 87104,
17th Feb – 20th May 2018
Open Daily – Admission Charge
The exhibition includes fabulous automata from our collection, interactive panels which explain the mechanics behind the pieces, and an inspiring new mechanical sign for Curious Contraptions created by Wonderful Idea Co.
A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement – Falmouth
This summer we will be celebrating Falmouth’s tradition of automata making and generally enjoying all things that move. From Peter Markey, Ron Fuller and the original Cabaret Mechanical Theatre to the finest and most recent local and contemporary automata makers.
A Cabaret of Mechanical Movement
30 June – 8 September
Falmouth Art Gallery
The Moor, Falmouth
Cornwall, TR11 2RT
Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm
The Marvellous Mechanical Museum – Compton Verney
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 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.
The Marvellous Mechanical Museum
30 June 2018 – 30 September 2018, Tue – Sun, 11am – 5pm
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
A Curious Turn: Moving Mechanical Sculpture
A Crafts Council Exhibition
The eagerly anticipated tour of the Crafts Council’s exhibition, A Curious Turn, began in full at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, (a smaller version of the show premiered at the Platform Gallery in Habitat, King’s Road, London).
The UK tours dates are:
- 18th Feb to 21st May 2017, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
- 8th Jul – 2nd Sep 2017, Gallery Oldham
- 15 Sep – 19 Nov 2017, Derby Museum and Art Gallery
- 3 Dec 2017 – 25 Feb 2018, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
- 10 Mar – 21 May 2018, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon
- 26 May – 19 Aug 2018, Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner