New Website

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The Classic House of Automata website, much loved and rich in content,  has now become a bit of a museum piece. The new site aims to be less of a cluttered victorian mantelpiece and should be easier to navigate and explore. Gone is that feeling of 'falling down a rabbit hole' and becoming disorientated in a mechanical wonderland  as soon as you click to enter. Gone is the secretly embedded 18th century mechanical singing bird song composed by Haydn (probably). On the principle that 'less is more' we are going to pack in so much 'less' you will wonder how we ever squeezed in 'more'. If you still want to explore the classic site it is available here The House of Automata Many Thanks to Tony Boyce for crafting and maintaining the old site for a decade, and welcome to John Keiller who made the new site. Your views on the new site are most welcome. Email

AutomataCon – The First

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Summer 2016 – Small Exhibition of Automata video

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Exhibition of Automata, ‘Mechanical Wonders’ an interactive and exciting event on show until the 24th September 2016 at The Nairn Museum in Scotland. After a busy and successful summer the exhibition has now finished. Many thanks for the great feedback and capacity audiences for all of the talks and demos accompanying the exhibition. AUTOMATA EXHIBITION VIDEO  A reference film to capture the exhibits for this small exhibition. The video is at 2X speed for a youtube audience! If you would like to know more about our Travelling Automata exhibition, contact us and we will do our best to help, we can tailor to suit, we have exhibited in a variety of locations from Art Galleries to Festival Tents, so if conditions are right we can exhibit some crowd pleasing, rare and impressive automata that attract publicity easily.