Fools and Horses: The Victorian Circus with Dr Ann Featherstone

15/09/2023, 7.30 - 9pm

Museum of Making

Silk Mill Lane off Full Street




Museum of Making at Derby Silk has undergone a £18m refurbishment and welcomed its first visitors in May 2021. Derby’s stunning Silk Mill building stands…

Horses, tumblers, aerial acts, clowns and more…

The spectacle of the Victorian circus appealed to young and old, rich and poor, sat under canvas or inside a grand seaside building, marvelling at the equestrians and rope-walkers.

Did you know that the Victorian clown told jokes – known as wheezes? That Derby had its own wooden circus on Exchange Street which was destroyed in a terrible fire? Join Dr Ann Featherstone to discover more about the weird, wonderful and wheezy world of the Victorian circus!

Presented as part of The Tiny World of Toy Theatre

Suitable for ages 18+

Booking essential – limited spaces

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