Brampton Museum to host ‘Museums at Night’

Roll up, Roll up! Brampton Museum are inviting people of all ages to their ‘Museums at Night’ circus extravaganza event in May 2018.

Museums at Night is not to be missed as the event is part of the many celebrations for the 250th anniversary of the circus this year.

Guests will enjoy a dazzling live performance from Newcastle’s own modern circus extraordinaire Andrew Van Buren, who has performed all over the world.

Andrew Van Buren is described as “One of the most remarkable speciality acts around!” so guests can expect a fun-filled circus night to remember.

One of the most remarkable speciality acts around!

Museums at Night will take place on May 18th 2018 as part of the Culture24 festival of lates, with over 500 events across the UK.

The after- hours event at Brampton Museum will be shining a light on the sparkling culture and heritage of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Come on down.. you truly wont believe your eyes!

Philip Astley- ‘The father of modern circus’ was a master equestrian, pioneer, war hero and world class showman who developed the 42- foot circus ring diameter, still used in circus today.

Philip Astley and his legacy in Newcastle-under-Lyme is being celebrated at Museums at Night and in many other activities held at Brampton Museum.

Activities include a circus poster designing competition for children, as well as regular crafts and a prize trail.

Prices and more information about activities are available on the Brampton Museum website.

You can read about the impressive work of Philip Astley and the Philip Astley Project on our About Page.

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