Marvel at the world of mechanicals at the Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock

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People of all ages can enjoy a fascinating insight into the world of automata with the Cabaret Mechanical Marvels exhibition for free at the Oxfordshire Museum until 14 November.

The touring exhibition, produced by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, showcases work from makers of automata – moving mechanical figures or devices –across the UK. It includes hands on interactives, original artefacts, video footage, and free family holiday workshop programmes, trails and quizzes for everyone to enjoy.

Councillor Neil Fawcett, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Safety said: “It’s great to see exhibitions once more at the Oxfordshire Museum as we return to normality post-COVID. This exhibition, in particular, takes a really unique and fascinating look at the world of automata with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre and the tools used to create them. Exhibitions at the museum are free and would make a great day out for all the family. Take a look at our website for more information.”

The exhibition has been brought to Oxfordshire in collaboration with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a company that started making and displaying automata in 1979. Since then, over 10 million people have seen their exhibitions worldwide.

The Oxfordshire Museum is situated in an 18th century house in the heart of Woodstock. It has an extensive garden, purpose-built gallery hosting changing exhibitions and features displays of Oxfordshire's history, art, archaeology, landscape and wildlife, a dinosaur garden and a gallery.

Find out more about events at the Oxfordshire Museum on Oxfordshire County Council’s website.

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