Wonderful Circus World – International Circus History Exhibition

Ceremonial opening: January 11, 2024, 12:00
Venue: Budapest, City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

Opening hours:
11 January to 29 February 2024, Tuesday to Sunday, every day 10:00–17:00

Exhibition organiser:
Capital Circus of Budapest,
Museum, Library and Archives of Hungarian Circus Arts

Our collaborative partner: Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

Circus parade on the Chain Bridge in Budapest.

Poster from the collection of the Museum, Library and Archives of Hungarian Circus Arts.

11 January 2024 will also be a celebration of circus performing arts and circus science in Budapest's City Park, when we open our major international exhibition on circus history.

The exhibition of the 15th Budapest International Circus Festival will bring together for the first time Hungarian artist dynasties, special artist relics and stories, historical documents of Hungarian world number circus productions, as well as important works of circus art and film.

The exhibition will provide an opportunity to meet the most outstanding foreign collectors, collections and museums of the international circus heritage, as well as to gain insight into the collections and scientific work of the Museum, Library and Archives of Hungarian Circus Arts.

The visible wonders of the circus world will be accompanied by a wealth of hands-on experiences: a 100-year-old carousel, museum education games, virtual tightrope walking and group circus education, so that anyone can discover their hidden talents as an artist – or even as a circus museologist.