Small gallery displaying photographs and props and costumes used and worn by some of Britain's most famous clowns. Clowns have an unofficial rule that no two performers are allowed to have the same make-up. In order to ensure that clowns weren’t duplicating each other’s look, a practice of painting each unique design onto an egg began (real eggs were used originally and later ceramic eggs were substituted). The museum has a collection of more than 200 of these eggs. It opens on the first Friday of each month. Access is via Cumberland Close (to the rear of church) by pressing the doorbell. Outside normal opening hours, group visits can be arranged by contacting the curator – Mattie Faint – on 020 7608 0312.
Clowns Gallery-Museum London
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- Holy Trinity Church
- Beechwood Rd (entry is on Cumberland Close at the back of the church)
- E8 3DY
- Bus: 38, 149, 236, 243 bus; Rail: Dalston Junction Overground
- donations welcome
- Opening hours:
- first Fri of the month noon-5pm
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