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
Cabaret Mechanical Marvels features automata, interactives and artefacts from the CMT collection. It is currently touring the UK.
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.
Fletcher’s House, Park Street, Woodstock, OX20 1SN
25th September – 14th November 2021
Te Manawa 326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
3rd July – 27th October 2021
A fully interactive exhibition of automata from New Zealand and the UK. More than fifty finely crafted tiny machines create a perfect blend of engineering and whimsy, coming to life with the press of a button or the turn of a handle. Every object is bursting with character in an exhibition sure to delight young and old alike.
CMT @ The Museum of Making
Museum of Making, Silk Mill Lane, Derby, DE1 3AF
10th December 2021 – 13th March 2022
30 pieces of automata from the CMT collection will be travelling to this brand new museum in Derby.
RH Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
24th September 2021 – 17th January 2022
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.”
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.