Practical info

Measures against the Corona Virus

Throughout the Museum hand sanitizers are placed. We advice you to keep distance to other guests and follow the route through the museum. Please use hand sanitizer before touching contact points.


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. 500 metres from the museum you can see one of the famous giants created by the artist Thomas Dambo. It is one of 7 hidden giants at the western part of the Copenhagen metropolitan area.


You can borrow a stroller at the reception for free.


Bus1A (direction Avedøre st.) stops in front of the museum at the bus stop called Avedørelejren. S-train line A stops at Avedøre St. 15 min walk from the museum. Plan your transport at rejseplanen.


You are 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. At our shop we offer among other things cinammon buns, ice cream, pizzasnacks and cup noodles.


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.