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
Please Note: All exhibitions are currently closed or postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. New dates will be announced as soon as we have them.
Mechanics Alive! Oct 2019 through 2020
This is the second visit of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre automata to Explora, and there are both new artworks and old favorites included in the collection, which will tour the US as “Mechanics Alive!”
Explora Executive Director Joe Hastings notes that “the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre automata are the epitome of STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each automata is a piece of art, a beautiful mechanism, and a five to ten second haiku. Everyone finds a favorite in the collection, and they just have to share with a friend or family member. I’m a big fan of the “Banana Ripener,” which makes me laugh at my own impatience.”
Explora 1701 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, USA https://www.explora.us/visitor-information/
2nd November – April 26th 2020
We are delighted to tour to New Zealand for the first time ever with the fabulous Mechanical Circus exhibition. There are forty stunning automata exhibits from our collection, set amongst games, puzzles, illusions and artefacts from our colleagues at the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, all displayed in a vibrant circus atmosphere.
Puke Ariki Museum,
1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth 4342, New Zealand
The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
April – July 2020
Our popular touring exhibition, The Mechanicals will be in Herstmonceux & Didcot this year.
Didcot Railway Centre , Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7NJ
25th July – 31st August 2020
Fletcher’s House, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN
6th June – 6th Sept 2020
An exhibition for all ages, featuring modern automata with intricate mechanisms and humorous scenes. Cabaret Mechanical Marvels celebrates the fascinating world of automata and show-cases exhibits from some the finest contemporary automata makers throughout the United Kingdom.
Town Hall, St Peter’s Street, St Albans, AL1 3DH
14th November 2020 – 21st February 2021
The Harris Museum, Market Square, Preston, PR1 2PP
27th June – 1st November 2020
The Fantastic Fairground Factory exhibition enables visitors to peek behind the scenes at the mechanical marvels, games and activities of the funfair. With an educational slant and including automata, games and hands on fun, visitors will discover the scientific principles which form part of many fairground games and activities.
Gosport Gallery, Ordnance Road, off the High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NQ
11th July – 4th October 2020
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, John’s Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1ET
18th July – 1st November 2020
RH Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
3rd Oct 2020 – 4th January 2021
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.