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EXCITING EXHIBITION: St Albans Museum and Gallery set to host exhibition viewed by millions worldwide 

 Published on: 30th November 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

St Albans Museum and Gallery has announced that it will be featuring a new exhibition once the national lockdown has come to an end.

From Thursday, December 3 the site will present the Cabaret Mechanical Marvels exhibition, which explores the world of automata.

The exhibition has been brought to St Albans in collaboration with Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a company that started making and displaying automata in 1979. Since then, over 10 million people have seen their exhibitions worldwide.

It displays a range of mechanical masterpieces made by some of the UK’s finest contemporary automata makers.

Using cams and levers to make them move, automata often feature recognisable characters telling an amusing story. Visitors will be entertained by the automata’s actions and intrigued by the mechanisms that make them work.

Councillor Anthony Rowlands, portfolio holder for leisure, heritage and the public realm at St Albans City and District Council, said: “The museum and gallery is bringing some much-needed cheer to the end of a difficult year for everyone. This exhibition is guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of all our visitors. It’s wonderful to be able to showcase such an intricate craft and see these amazing, amusing automata in motion.”

Admission to the exhibition will be ticketed to ensure numbers within the gallery are limited. Tickets are available to purchase in advance from the museum’s website stalbansmuseums.org.uk/whatson or in person at St Albans Museum and Gallery.  

Picture credit: Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

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