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American Clock & Watch Museum

Come admire curious clocks, watches, and time pieces!
Photo of American Clock and Watch Museum in the spring
On April 10, 1954 the Bristol Clock Museum opened its doors to the general public as the first museum in America totally devoted to horology. Celebrating the innovation and artistry of the American clock and watch industries, The American Clock & Watch Museum is located in the Federal Hill neighborhood.

Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Get ready to be immersed in nature among the insects and animals to behold!
Located at 175 Shrub Road in Bristol, the Barnes Memorial Nature Center is a community center where people of all ages can be educated on nature. With regular exhibits and planned activities facilities by staff and volunteers, the nature center truly is a place to develop a love for nature and animals.

Bristol Historical Society

Preserving the past, present and future of Bristol.
The Bristol Historical Society Museum, located in Bristol, Connecticut, is a museum dedicated to the promotion of interest in Bristol history and encouraging an appreciation for its importance.

Bristol Sports Hall of Fame

Bristol's passionate sports culture celebrates local sports heroes and continues to inspire future generations of athletes.
Preserving Bristol's sports culture. Bristol’s passionate sports culture looms large with local sports heroes forever memorialized and continuing to inspire future generations of athletes.

Creative Jam Art Co.

Providing art experiences in the heart of Bristol
Our mission is to inspire creativity, cultivate a love for art, and provide a welcoming space where individuals of all ages can explore their artistic talents. We aim to foster a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive art community through our diverse workshops, events, and offerings.

Cultural District

Enjoy All That Bristol's Cultural District Has to Offer!
Photo of the Rockwell Theater at BAIMS
The City of Bristol received its Cultural District designation in August 2022 from the State of Connecticut Office of the Arts and is proud to be one of only six cities/towns in the State of Connecticut to have received this designation. Visit Bristol's Cultural District and enjoy the arts, history, museums, shopping, dining, annual events, and more!

Downtown LIVE at the Rockwell Theater

Enjoy A Show at the 100+ Year Old Rockwell Theater!
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The 100+ year old Rockwell Theater boasts stunning architecture along with a cozy atmosphere, seating 620 patrons on the base level and second floor balcony.

Greek Museum Room

Venture into the Parthenon room at the Carousel Museum for a cultural bolt from the Gods!

History of Fire Museum

Firefighters are cultural icons, and battling fires are part of human history, see how they used to do it!

Imagine Nation: A Museum Early Learning Center

Be enthralled in a place that has children and families imagine! Plus a 1940's soda fountain!