By public transport
Bus number 1 A stops at Avedørelejren, 20 metres from the museum.
Bus number 133 stops at Avedøre Station, a 15 minute walk from the museum.
S-train line A stops at Avedøre Station, a 15 minute walk from the museum.
The museum is located in the old barracks called Avedørelejren. The area is next to Avedøre Tværvej only 5 minutes from some of the main highways surrounding Copenhagen. You can find the museum on the map at Krak. There is free parking next to the museum.
There are accessible toilets on every floor and baby changing facilities on the ground level of the exhibition. There is also an accessible toilet and baby changing facilities in Fægtesalen.
Duration of the visit
Most people will spend one to two hours exploring the exhibition. However, on days with circus workshops or performances we recommend that you set aside at least two hours to allow enough time to see the exhibition and also take part in the workshops or watch the performance.
We accept all major credit cards and Danish kroner.
At the entrance you will find the museum shop, where you can purchase water, circus props, toys, posters and other paraphernalia from the world of circus.
There is a wardrobe with lockable cabinets by the entrance of the museum.
The museum is accessible for wheelchairs and is equipped with an elevator and accessible toilets. You can also borrow a wheelchair at the reception for free.
Pets are not allowed in the museum.
Other things to do
The museum is located in the old barracks called Avedørelejren, which was built in 1911-1913. Today Avedørelejren is a dynamic area with a mix of business, residential housing and culture. Among the latter is the frontrunner in the Danish film industry called Zentropa. If you take a 15 minute stroll from the museum you can find the old fortification that surrounded Copenhagen and was in use during WWI, although the war never came to Denmark.
You can borrow a stroller at the reception for free.
In Avedørelejren you can eat at Cafe Bataillionen, which is open Monday-Friday from 8am-2.30pm. You are also welcome to bring your own lunch to the museum and eat it in our lunch room or have a picnic in the museum’s green surroundings.
The hostel Belægningen offers nice and affordable rooms with everything from a single bed with en suite bathroom to bunk beds. The hostel is located 100 metres from the museum and with easy access to the center of Copenhagen by public bus or S-train. Hotel Scandic is located two kilometres from the museum.
The Circus Museum
Sun-Thursday 10am - 3pm