Marvellous Mechanicals

Opening Friday 4th August until 24th* September

Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Free Admission

*Special Sunday closing date*

Art Unpacked  is a series of touring art exhibitions created by  Chrysalis Arts. It brings the very best of contemporary art and craft to a network of nine small and unique galleries across North Yorkshire, East Lancashire and North East Lincolnshire.

A pilot project, Art Unpacked aims to develop a wider audience for the visual arts by showcasing new and innovative contemporary art in areas where people have limited access to the arts. There is an accompanying programme of professional development for the participating venues.

In Craven Museum's Exhibition Gallery located in Skipton Town Hall Art Unpacked touring exhibition celebrates ingenious moving sculptures that surprise and intrigue with Marvellous Mechanicals. 

From beautifully simple wooden automata to bespoke robotics, the exhibition reveals their makers' curiosity about the world around them: come along to turn a handle, drop a coin and wave a hand.

Come and enjoy a taste of our new exhibition, a celebration of the makers and tinkerers who explore movement in their art. Featuring a range of sculptures, from beautifully simple wooden automata to bespoke machines and homemade robotics, Marvellous Mechanicals will engage and inspire all ages.

Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm, Free Admission.

See our 'What's new' section for Summer workshops and Artist Experiences.