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 March 27, 2017

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Mon 27th

2017 Police Officer & Explorer of the Year

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nuchie’s Restaurant

Ultimate Harry Potter Trivia

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Tue 28th

Economic Development Breakfast Series

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

Irish Coffee House Featuring Tom O'Carroll

March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Wed 29th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

March 29 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 30th

Movie: Manchester by the Sea (rated R)

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Culture Night at Bristol Central High School

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Central High School
Fri 31st
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Sat 1st

Opening Day at the American Clock & Watch Museum--FREE

April 1
American Clock and Watch Museum

April Fools' Day "Surprise" Exhibit

April 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bristol Public Library
Sun 2nd
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