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.
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.
The exhibition features a full size recreation of the original Cabaret shop window. There is also a chance to see Ron Fuller’s Adam & Eve Pubic Bar for the first time since 2010.
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
Curious Contraptions – Amazeum, Arkansas, USA
In a world where digital amazements are everywhere, these quirky, intricate, hand-crafted mechanical marvels bring back a time when analog ruled. The collection of automata in Curious Contraptions shows the creative interplay between simple mechanisms and skilled craftsmanship. Each automata is a masterpiece of creative thought and execution as the cams, gears, cranks, and other simple machines combine in a movable sculpture that moves a character through a short, often humorous, story. Curious Contraptions features exhibits from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre and Science Projects in London, England.
2nd June – 3rd September 2018
Scott Family Amazeum
1009 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712, USA
Marvellous Machines – Red House Museum, UK
The Red House Museum is excited to present this year’s summer exhibition: Marvellous Machines from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre.
An exhibition for all ages which features modern automata, or mechanical sculptures, with clever mechanisms and often humorous ideas.
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 colourful humorous and thought-provoking 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.
14th July – 1st September 2018
Red House Museum
Quay Road, Christchurch
Hampshire, BH23 1BU
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