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 21, 2018

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Mon 21st

Jake's Wayback Burgers Fundraiser

May 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taste of Ramadan - Bristol

May 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center
Tue 22nd

Take Care Tuesdays - Zumba with Marisa

May 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The New England Carousel Museum

Save a Life Bus

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Bristol Police Department
Wed 23rd

Knit A Spring Poncho

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New England Yarn & Spindle LLC

Women's Street Survival class

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Varasconi’s School of Self Defense
Thu 24th

"A Night for Our Stars to Shine" - 8th Annual Gala

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Aqua Turf Club

Downtown Carnival

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard
Fri 25th

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Downtown Carnival

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard
Sat 26th

Downtown Carnival

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Memorial Boulevard

Clock Identification Event at the American Clock & Watch Museum

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
American Clock & Watch Museum
Sun 27th

Forestville Memorial Day Parade

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Connecticut Roller Derby All Stars Fundraiser

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Firefly Hollow Brewery
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