New England Carousel Museum

Experience the whimsy of old world carnivals through the magic of the Carousel!

Experience the magic of the Carousel at Bristol’s very own New England Carousel Museum! The museum is “dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of operating carousels and carousel memorabilia and the creation of new carousel material, for the education and pleasure of the general public.” The Carousel Museum’s goal is to preserve antique wooden carousels and teach visitors the history of them. Through education they hope to instill love for the next generation of carousel lovers!

As of 1999, the Carousel Museum also became the home of the historic Bushnell Park Carousel created in 1914 by Soloman Stein and Harry Goldstein. Over 100 years old with 48 horses, 2 chariots and even a Wurlitzer band organ, it is a huge attraction that you won’t want to miss out on seeing! Just one year later in 2000, the Museum added three new galleries including the History of the Carousel, and two fine art galleries. Since then, over 60 art shows have taken place at the Museum.

Get ready to learn more than you ever thought you could about restoration, carousels! It’s the perfect day trip for your family and friends to enjoy some classic history, take a spin on a carousel, and admire some beautiful horses and other carousel animals!

95 Riverside Ave, Bristol CT, 06010
New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Ave, Bristol CT, 06010

This Week In Bristol

Events for week of May 22, 2017

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Tue 23rd

3rd Annual "Plate at the Table" Fundraiser

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tavern 42
Wed 24th

Warbler Wednesdays

May 24 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
Thu 25th

Afternoon Movie: Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Hollywood Movie Magic-Part II

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Fri 26th

"The Cat and the Canary" and "Murders in the Zoo" - Double Feature

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 27th

"The Cat and the Canary" and "Murders in the Zoo" - Double Feature

May 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

2017 Cruise Nights

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northside Square
Sun 28th

FanFest

May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Muzzy Field
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