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The Marvellous Mechanical Museum at Compton Verney

Elephant automaton
Elephant automaton ©

Art, engineering and invention meet when automata are created. The Russian goldsmith Carl Fabergé created a select group of automata for his elite clientele in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, including this silver elephant who, once wound, walks forwards while moving its head. 

Rooms and locations with objects on display