NFA Handbill Collection

Scope and Content

The handbills have been collected over a number of by National Fairground Archive and cover subjects such as fairs, circus, variety and music hall, magic and illusion, pantomime and steam fairs.

Administrative / Biographical History

This curated collection houses many examples of posters from the Victorian age to the present day. There are many highly illustrated items and some may contain further information about the performers and the buildings.


Arranged according to type of show or performance.

Access Information

Items are avaliable to view by appointment in the NFA reading room. Visiting the NFA

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of National Fairground Archive, subject to copyright law and the condition of the item


Further items are contstantly added to the curated collection.