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THE HOUSE OF AUTOMATA

32 High Street, Forres, Scotland, IV36 1DB 
Open: Thursday, Friday 10-4 & Saturday 10-1

Email: magic@thehouseofautomata.com  - T: 07790 719 097

VISIT 'THE HOUSE OF AUTOMATA' IN FORRES

SHOP

Automata kits, books, magic, puzzle boxes, music boxes, animated cards and scientific and technical items in a shop of unusual and exciting things at all price levels.

The shop also offers a peek into the world famous restoration workshop and a  preview of the exhibition with coin operated automata to play while you browse including mechanical Singing Birds, a Victorian diorama and a huge music box. 

EXHIBITION
  • Rare antique automata, modern automata, and the mechanisms that move them.  
  • Operate antique and modern automata yourself with exciting interactive displays.
  • Search for the 'Dinky Dozen' -  (12 micro-automata hidden very well) .  
  • Impressive antique Automata with QR code films showing the  automata performing. 

£7 adults /£5  children

Allow about an hour for your visit,  Group visits:  by appointment.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

'THE SATURDAY SALON' - Live show of antique automata performing. In the atmosphere of a 19th century Salon. A show with rare Automata performing for a small seated audience  including a behind the scenes look at the workshop and exhibition entry.

The Salon's are held on the LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 3pm

Tickets £15 adults/ £12 children .  Advance booking at magic@thehouseofautomata.com or  T: 07790 719 097 

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We also offer Private Tours - The Automata Experience

  • An informal  talk with demonstrations of some of the finest automata performing in front of you
  • Behind the scenes tour of the workshop, seeing tools, techniques and the latest restorations on the bench
  • Private tour of the exhibition and collection of automata with demonstrations of your choice of automata

£45 per person (min two people, contact us for larger group rates ).  Duration:  One hour plus

A special private event for you, arranged when The House of Automata is closed to the public.

To book:   magic@thehouseofautomata.com or call  07790 719 097 

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