Circus Boerhaave

Mechanical Theatre

2014, Museum Boerhaave,
The Netherlands

Circus Boerhaave


After visiting Scotland, Circus Boerhave is back home in the Netherlands. Not only did kings and emperors used to entertain their guests with mechanical games, but even serious scientists used to amaze their audiences with spectacular experiments and games based on physics. The exhibition also includes automatons from the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre from London. The circus scenery was made by hand by Studio La Meul.


Design and handwork