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 October 16, 2017

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Tue 17th

Where Did I Come From? Researching Immigrant Ancestors

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Senior Behavioral Health Education Night for Healthcare Professionals

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Hospital – Hughes Auditorium
Wed 18th

Seasonal Flu Clinic

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center

Book Bites: The Stars Are Fire

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 19th

Coffeehouse Concert: Seat of Our Pants

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 20th

Daddy Daughter Costume Dance

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

Witch's Dungeon

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 21st

Witch's Dungeon

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

Annual Gem & Mineral Show

October 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Sun 22nd

Witch's Dungeon

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - October 22 @ 10:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society

Annual Gem & Mineral Show

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
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