Back in London two days early (now there’s another story) I was eager to go and visit the Clown Museum at Holy Trinity church in Dalston.
This teeny-tiny museum is only open one day a month, on the first Friday, so I was lucky to catch it.
I’d never heard of the place until it was featured recently in Time Out. However the trouble was that I read about it along with a million other people who also decided to pay a visit. Like I said, it’s a small place.
I know a lot of people have clown phobias but I actually really love them, so much so that I once went on a ‘learn clowning’ weekend a few years back. I’m not a fan of slapstick comedy generally, but there’s something about someone with excess makeup and weird clothes that appeals to me. (Insert your own joke at this point).
Sarah’s useless fact for today: A fear of clowns is called coulrophobia.
There are some live clowns on site, happy to chat and answer any questions.
If you want to go it should quieten down a little in a couple of months. Might be good to pick school term time too.
This is exactly the kind of place I love! It’s on the list for when I hop over the pond, thanks.
Yes I had no idea this even existed before but I do like finding something a bit different to do (particularly when it’s free).
Hello Sarah I saw this too in Time Out but I do not like clowns and after reading this blog and seeing the photos, I’m really pleased I avoided if! Got to love London haven’t you. Xxx
Nah probably not your kind of thing. The clown bloke was saying that the assistant editor of TO went there and fell in love with the place and that’s why it’s suddenly getting so much publicity
I was glad to see those Converse in the shot- I’ve always feel like I’m wearing clown shoes when I wear mine. Justified.
Yes I have a pair of red Converse just like in the picture (and almost as big)