Automata For Sale
This is the sound of an 18th century bird box by Jaquet Droz. The owner had never heard it sing until our restoration:
Exhibition - Shop - Restoration
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The House of Automata specialises in AUTOMATA old and new and is run by Michael and Maria Start, award winning horologist and skilled sculptor and painter respectively, assisted by fine arts graduate Hector. We run a restoration workshop and an exciting exhibition of automata for visitors in Forres, Scotland
Restoration - we have more than 30 years experience restoring and conserving automata both antique and modern, we can also make automata and have a range of special pieces for hire. Our restoration clients include collectors, auction houses and museums. Media credits include The Woman in Black, Hugo & many episodes of The Restorers.
Exhibition - Rare antique and modern automata, unique in the UK.
‘An experience that’s surprising and fun’ - TM York
‘An entertaining ride straight down the middle of uncanny valley’ - JK, USA
VISIT - THE HOUSE OF AUTOMATA
OPEN - THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS 10-4pm & SATURDAYS 10-1pm .
Please Note: WINTER BREAK - Exhibition/Shop closed - JAN 10th to MARCH 15th, 2024.
GIFT SHOP and Restoration Workshop