A registered charity Reg. No: 1076724
Tumble into the wonderful world of clowning, explore what makes a great clown and step into their gigantic shoes. Discover the origins of clowning and unveil the personal, hilarious and often bizarre stories of the people beneath the colourful exterior. To celebrate 250 years of circus, Bristol Museum has created an exhibition of stunning costume, fascinating archives and intriguing clown eggs, thanks to Clowns International and the London Clown Gallery-Museum. Clowns International has been painting the faces of its members on eggs for over 70 years.  Each one is a record of a clown’s unique identity, preserving the unwritten rule that no clown should copy another’s look. Enter a surreal and interactive realm of light, colour, mirrors and clown cars – a place to try out circus skills and clown-around in costume. This exhibition is part of    – a national celebration of 250 years of circus in 2018.  

Roll up, roll up, ladies and

gentlemen, boys and girls

Bristol Museum Exhibit

29th Sept to 6th Jan
© The Clowns Gallery Ltd 2018
A registered charity Reg. No: 1076724
Tumble into the wonderful world of clowning, explore what makes a great clown and step into their gigantic shoes. Discover the origins of clowning and unveil the personal, hilarious and often bizarre stories of the people beneath the colourful exterior. To celebrate 250 years of circus, Bristol Museum has created an exhibition of stunning costume, fascinating archives and intriguing clown eggs, thanks to Clowns International and the London Clown Gallery-Museum. Clowns International has been painting the faces of its members on eggs for over 70 years.  Each one is a record of a clown’s unique identity, preserving the unwritten rule that no clown should copy another’s look. Enter a surreal and interactive realm of light, colour, mirrors and clown cars – a place to try out circus skills and clown-around in costume. This exhibition is part of    – a national celebration of 250 years of circus in 2018.  

Roll up, roll up, ladies and

gentlemen, boys and girls

Bristol Museum Exhibit

29th Sept to 6th Jan
© The Clowns Gallery Ltd 2018
A registered charity Reg. No: 1076724
Tumble into the wonderful world of clowning, explore what makes a great clown and step into their gigantic shoes. Discover the origins of clowning and unveil the personal, hilarious and often bizarre stories of the people beneath the colourful exterior. To celebrate 250 years of circus, Bristol Museum has created an exhibition of stunning costume, fascinating archives and intriguing clown eggs, thanks to Clowns International and the London Clown Gallery-Museum. Clowns International has been painting the faces of its members on eggs for over 70 years.  Each one is a record of a clown’s unique identity, preserving the unwritten rule that no clown should copy another’s look. Enter a surreal and interactive realm of light, colour, mirrors and clown cars – a place to try out circus skills and clown-around in costume. This exhibition is part of    – a national celebration of 250 years of circus in 2018.  

Roll up, roll up, ladies and

gentlemen, boys and girls

Bristol Museum Exhibit

29th Sept to 6th Jan
© The Clowns Gallery Ltd 2018