image for Art Exhibition item typeCircus! at Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

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Art Exhibition, Wed 25 Jul - Sun 4 Nov 2018, free entry




Circus! Koringa, Bertram Mills circus programme 1939 Copyright University of Sheffield Library, National Fairground and Circus Archive


Museums Sheffield: Weston Park

0114 278 2600


Weston Park,
Western Bank,
S10 2TP


A major new exhibition created in partnership between Museums Sheffield and The University of Sheffield’s National Fairground and Circus Archive is set to mark the 250th anniversary of circus in Great Britain in 2018. Celebrating the drama and pageantry of the circus and the performers who brought it to life, the exhibition will chronicle the development of circus in the UK and explore its social and cultural impact over the past two centuries.

Circus! forms part of a major partnership project between Museums Sheffield, The University of Sheffield, Norfolk Museums Service and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums which will see concurrent exhibitions go on show in Norwich and Newcastle.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 25 Jul - Sun 4 Nov 2018
Monday-Friday 10am - 4pm (closes 5pm from Monday 27 March)
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 4pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 5pm


Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 23 Sep - Fri 23 Mar Sheffield Life & Times: Coming Home
Wed 29 Nov - Sat 23 Jun Picturing Sheffield: Ghosts of Firth Brown
Tue 6 Feb - Sun 1 Jul Changing Lives: 200 Years of People and Protest
Wed 25 Jul - Sun 4 Nov Circus!


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Map reference: SK 338873  Lat: 53.38146 Long: -1.49332

By Road:
Take the A57 following signs for the Museum and Sheffield University. Please note that road side parking is very limited in the surrounding area. At weekends, the Sheffield University car parks at Durham Road and the Arts Tower are free of charge.

By Public Transport:
Take the tram to the University. Walk up Western Bank to the park and Museum on the right.

Park and Ride tram facilities are available at Middlewood, Meadowhall and Nunnery Square.

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Sheffield station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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