Recite Me
Saturday, 20 October 2018 to Sunday, 2 June 2019

Donations welcome (free entry)

Celebrate 250 years of circus in Great Britain through rare memorabilia and original props at this new exhibition.

Delve into the drama of the big top and explore the incredible stories behind the spectacle. With wondrous surprises for all ages, including family activities this October half term.

This exhibition shares the highs and lows of the history of circus, of which animal acts were one aspect when they first appeared from the mid-19th century. The exhibition addresses both sides of the argument, a debate that incidentally has been going on since the end of the 19th century. The Performing Animals Defence League was in fact founded in 1914 in response to the treatment of animal acts in circuses and in music halls.  

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