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Exhibition, Sat 25 Mar - Sun 30 Apr 2017, £2-£16

Mechanicals Bare Cats

Mechanicals Bare Cats


Automata- a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power.

Experience this highly interactive exhibition at the Beacon Museum from 25th March 2017.

The Mechanicals is an exhibition of two parts. Witty, beautifully hand crafted automata are displayed alongside hand-on exhibits that show the basic mechanisms involved in making the automata work.

The aim of this witty combination of art and science is to inspire visitors to help them understand the basic mechanisms involved in how the automata work. The figures are each busy with a zany activity, enhanced by a funny title and underpinned by an interactive board allowing you to play and understand the relevant mechanical principle involved. Drives, pulleys, ratchets and levers that make these machines work, underpin our lives in so many ways.

The Mechanicals is a collaborative project between Science Projects ltd and the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, famous for its collection of beautiful, humorous handmade automata

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 30 Apr 2017 10:00 to 16:30


Adult: £5 Concess: £4 Child: £2 Family: £12 (2+2) Annual membership: £16 (terms and conditions apply)
Copeland Pass- Free pass for Copeland residents during specified periods. (terms and conditions apply)

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 30 Apr The Mechanicals


West Strand,
CA28 7LY



Plan route to The Beacon Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 968183  Lat: 54.54938 Long: -3.59698

A595 follow signs for Whitehaven town centre and the brown museum signs. Situated on south of harbour.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitehaven station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.

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