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!