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Forres, Scotland

The House of Automata

Automata workshop and exhibition space. 

Open by appointment only the House of Automata in new premises in Forres, near Inverness NE Scotland is run by Michael and Maria Start, professional automata restorers and “dedicated to promoting knowledge of the subject and inspiring new makers.”

In the workshop you can see work taking place on the antique automata that come from all over the world to be expertly restored and conserved. The Automata Arcade has a push button exhibition of modern pieces by some of the finest modern makers. The Micro Museum hosts some inspiring, decayed automata and mechanisms displayed as curiosities in cabinets.

The House of Automata also houses a private collection of rare antique automata that can be seen and demonstrated by prior arrangement.

A visit to the appointment only House of Automata promises a full expose of the anatomy of mechanical life, from a ship the size of a fingernail to the glamorous Nancy, a larger than life lady automaton.


Know Before You Go

Location: Forres, Moray IV36 1NX Nearest City, Inverness, Airport 30 mile. We are happy to help with travel plans. See website for contact details.