Throughout July, you can test your skills as a circus artist at the Circus Museum in Hvidovre, where they invite you to circus play.
You can, among other things, try your balance on the tightrope, test your strength on the trapeze, or showcase your talent for juggling. An experienced circus instructor will be available in the large circus hall during the entire period, providing inspiration and guidance for both young and old.
Danish Circus History
At the circus museum, the whole family can explore fascinating props and beautiful costumes from some of the greatest artists of all time, such as Diana Benneweis, Paulina Schumann, and Charlie Rivel.
Along the way, you can experience ventriloquist Peter Nørgaard with his mischievous dog Charlie, who entertainingly shares the circus history and stories through screens.
In the museum’s newest exhibition, you can learn more about what it’s like to live as a circus family today, both inside and outside the ring, as well as test your knowledge about the diverse nationalities that often work together in the circus.
Embark on a Treasure Hunt
For a different museum experience, you can embark on a circus-themed treasure hunt throughout the exhibition or purchase a circus bag containing tasks and materials for creative activities that can be done both at the museum and at home.
On the museum’s second floor, a creative workshop has been set up for the summer, where imagination can run wild in creating circus figures using paper, feathers, and sequins.
In the museum’s courtyard, you can enjoy the shade from the warm summer sun and learn more about Avedørelejren, the old barracks where the museum is located.
There is plenty to do at the Circus Museum if your family is looking for a fun and exciting museum experience this summer.
The exhibition is open Sunday to Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, and you can test your skills as an artist from 11 am to 1 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the museum at Hovedporten 6, 2650 Hvidovre, or online at cirkusmuseet.dk.