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 June 19, 2017

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Tue 20th

Manross Movie: La La Land!

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

BRISTOL BRASS & WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Wed 21st

Book Bites: The Other Einstein

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Quota International of Bristol Annual Blood Drive

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Josephs Church
Thu 22nd

Library Coffee House: Tino Malone

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Fashion in Watercolor

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Fri 23rd

SNAP Application Assistance

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

Pet Parade

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Manross Memorial Library
Sat 24th

Bristol Farmer's Market

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

2017 Cruise Nights

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northside Square
Sun 25th

"Finding Joy in my Journey" - A Multimedia Art Show

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Concert on the Green with Cajun Ray and the Steamers

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Federal Hill Green
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