the ringling brothers circus museum is located on the grounds of the ringling mansion and museum. the museum was established in 1948 and has an interesting collection of circus wagons, costumes, and john and mabel ringling's 1905 private railroad car.
In 1948 the Ringlings Museum of Circus was established in the original garage on the propety.You feel as if you are behind the circus scenes:costumes,props,circus wagons! I liked mini-circus it looked like a doll play house,but every single figure moved & talked!My daugter liked just because of kid's room they have over there at the museum.They have these funny mirrors that make your reflection different from different poin-thiner or fatter,shorter or taller!
The circus museum contains old handbills, dioramas, costumes, original circus wagons, old photos, and other displays.
The website contains much information and many photos.