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 July 24, 2017

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Mon 24th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center
Tue 25th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

National Merry-Go-Round Day

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Wed 26th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Picky Eaters Workshop

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Thu 27th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Story Time for 3-5 Year Olds

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Manross Memorial Library
Fri 28th

2017 Little League Softball Eastern Regional Tournament

July 21 - July 28
Little League Baseball Eastern Regional Center

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library!

July 27 @ 11:00 am - July 28 @ 10:30 am
Manross Memorial Library
Sat 29th

Bristol Farmer's Market

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Movie: "Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sun 30th

2nd Annual Ride For Liv

July 30 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Bristol Swedish Social Club

40th Anniversary Celebration of Indian Rock Nature Preserve - "Music on the Farm"

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
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