Circus Museum

Step into the marvellous world of the circus and experience fun props, beautiful costumes, amazing photos and rare footage.

The museum displays the life of the circus, the family traditions and the different acts you can find in the circus from fleas to elephants and clowns to acrobats. You can experience some of the greatest artists from the variety scene and circus ring such as Charlie Rivel the clown, whose famous guitar is on display, Truxa the magician whose famous mind-reading trick is revealed, Paulina Schumann and many more. Every Sunday and every opening day in July, you can try out everything from juggling to trapeze.

Become a circus-artist yourself

On Sundays the museum offer Circus Fun, where the whole family can try the magic of the circus in the museum’s own circus ring. You can try different circus props and disciplines such as trapeze, juggling and acrobatics. Our own professional circus artist is available if you need some coaching. Circus Fun is included in the entrance fee, and you can are welcome to stay for as little or as much of the session as you like. Circus Fun takes place in Fægtesalen, an area entirely dedicated to circus activities.

For a more fun-filled experience the children can try on some of the costumes in the exhibition or you could try our quiz or circus challenge as a family. You can explore the wonderful world of circus at the exhibition, packed with surprises and interaction. Try and walk in the clown’s footsteps, experience the magic of conjuring tricks or step into the ring yourself.

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Opening Hours

02.01.2024 - 23.12.2024:
Monday: 10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 15:00
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00


Hovedporten 6

2650 Hvidovre