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.