The Museum Boerhaave, Leiden, is the Netherland’s state museum of science and medicine, and is the only Dutch museum listed in The Times Top 50 museums of the World (2013). Cabaret Mechanical Theatre is based in the UK, and famous for its touring collections of beautiful, humorous hand-made automata.
The Mechanical Circus is aimed at a broad family audience. Young and old enjoy the automata exhibits, while the historical objects may appeal to older visitors. The hands-on replicas and interactive exhibits are instructive and entertaining for ages 5 and older. A workshop area for making automata can be included if required.
Central to The Mechanical Circus is the time-honoured tradition that science and technology are entertaining. Throughout time, Kings and emperors have enjoyed amusing their guests with clever mechanical toys. Audiences at fairs, carnivals were forever on the lookout for new and wonderful miracles of science to astound them. Combining the optical, mechanical and electric ‘toys’ from the Museum Boeerhaave’s collection with the enchanting and often hilarious automata of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, The Mechanical Circus brings the carnival atmosphere of scientific wonder and amazement to your visitors.
– there is never a dull moment here!