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 March 18, 2019

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Mon 18th

N.A.A.C.P. Monthly Meeting

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Library
Tue 19th

Toddler Storytime!

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 20th

Preschool Storytime!

March 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Thu 21st

Homeschool Club

March 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Fri 22nd

Tai Chi Classes Winter/Spring 2019

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bristol Public Library
Sat 23rd

Fabulous Frogs!

March 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Sun 24th

Contra Dance at the Carousel Museum Ballroom!

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
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