Welcome to the official website of the New England Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel!
The New England Carousel Museum Operating Hours for Bristol, CT! We are back to normal opperating hours as of March 2nd for the museum! Join us Wed-Sat 10am-5pm and Sundays 12-5pm.
The Board of Directors of the New England Carousel Museum & the Bristol Center for Arts & Culture,
have created a signature award for Bristol, entitled ACE. The ACE award, which stands for Art, Culture
and Entertainment, will be bestowed upon a worthy individual(s) or organization(s) who have contributed
to the art, culture or entertainment in the Greater Bristol Community. The ACE award(s) will be presented
at a dinner at the Carousel Museum building on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in celebration of art, culture,
& entertainment in our community. We invite you to recommend a recipient to the ACE Awards
Committee by August 1, 2016.
We are now accepting vendor applications for our 2016 Bizarre Bazaar Holiday Craft Fair and Juried Show. We are looking for those who make and sell fine arts, homemade crafts, incredible treats and holiday gifts to to participate in this fantastic annual event. Take advantage of our early bird special and register before August 31st for a discounted rate. Each vendor space includes a 6 foot table and two chairs.
Rates are as follows:
BEFORE August 31st: $50.00
September 1st on: $60.00
Additional tables: $20.00 each
Bring your own table and save $10.00 off the registration fee.
Submit your application today!
Firehouse Friends Club, A story-time and art club for Preschoolers!
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Every Friday in July and August
The Museum of Fire History & New England Carousel Museum
Join Museum Staff and special guests as they read and discuss firehouse tales and safety tips for preschoolers. Each week will focus on a different safety topic and participants will make and take an age appropriate hands on activity.
Free with General Admission
Space available to bring a brown bag lunch and ride our indoor carousel. One free ride with admission
Children $3.50 (age 4-14)
Children $2.00 (age 1-3)
We, at the New England Carousel Museum, express our deepest sympathy and condolences following the unexpected loss of Thomas Labadorf, clarinetist for Blackledgemusic, Inc. Our thoughts are with Blackledgemusic, Inc., and Mr. Labadorf’s family and friends during this difficult time. There will be a performance scheduled to honor Mr. Labadorf at a later date.
Louise DeMars and the Carousel Museum Staff
Celebrate your next birthday at the Museum! Our Basic Birthday Bash is simple; we provide the space and unlimited carousel rides, and you provide the cake, presents, and anything else you need to make your party a special one!
$12-$15 per child
$3.00 per adult
Minimum of 8 children
Maximum of 50 total guests