Poole Museum
Free Entry
Opening times:
From 9 April - 30 October 2022,
Daily, 10am - 5pm

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Cabaret Mechanical Marvels


Saturday 17 July - Sunday 5 September 2021

This exhibition celebrates the fascinating world of automata (mechanical sculpture) and show-cases exhibits from some the finest contemporary automata makers. 

Marvel at these colourful, humorous and thought-provoking masterpieces, which come to life at the push of a button. You can also learn more about the artists who made them, and the revival of this inspiring art form.  

The automata are on tour from Cabaret Mechanical Theatre whose exhibits have recently been enjoyed in New Zealand, Germany and the USA, with the collections being seen by over ten million people worldwide over the past 30 years. 

Free entry 

Make your own Marvel

28/07/2021 11:00 - 05/08/2021 15:00

Wednesdays from 28 July – 25 August

To celebrate Poole Museum’s Mechanical Marvels exhibition we will be running family drop-in craft sessions every Wednesday. Come along and have a go at making your own marvel based on one of our exhibits. You can try a different one each week from ‘Cat up a chimney’ to ‘Cranky junk’. 

The Barecats
Anubis in Monmarte
Baba Yaga by Keith Newstead Photo credit: Steve Tanner
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