The art of juggling, stilt walking and plate spinning were all on the clowning around curriculum at Erewash Museum in Ilkeston.
The centre put on a circus skills workshop to keep kids from across the borough entertained during the school half-term break.
The activity-filled week saw more than 1,000 visitors pass through the doors of Dalby House.
Collections officer Michael Crane told the Advertiser: “It was a really successful week.
“Everyone who came really enjoyed it and we had some great feedback.
“There were crafts and circus skills all on offer and the activities were really popular.”