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.
A Spring Fling dance, featuring the Al Fenton Big Band will be held on Friday, June 17th, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM at the New England Carousel Museum. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and pre-paid tables of 8 or more may be reserved ahead of time. This is a BYOB event and snacks and set-ups will be available for purchase. Dress to impress and come experience the beautiful, large wooden dance floor in our ballroom as you swing, dip and jive to the live music.
The Al Fenton Big Band performs a variety of music including blues, jazz and swing. This music lends itself to many styles of dancing, either alone or with a partner. Join us just to watch, move to the music and spend time socializing with friends or come to make some new ones!
This will be a night to remember, come swing with us. The museum will be filled with lights, music and, as always, our beautiful carousel animals. There will be many opportunities for fun festive photos and memories to cherish for years to come!
You can join the New England Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel with this joint membership and enjoy the fun at both locations!
Unlimited free rides for one season at the Bushnell Park Carousel, unlimited free admission to the Carousel Museum, subscription to the Museum's newsletter, "The Carousel," and an invitation to all Museum and Bushnell Park Carousel special events, parties and art exhibit openings.
A special Grandparents Membership allows unlimited visits to the Carousel Museum building in Bristol and free rides on the Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford, for Grandparents accompanied by any and all of their grandchildren.
Family Membership privileges are extended to the entire subscribing immediate family.
Entitles unlimited visits to the Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel for up to 20 visitors at a time. Must be a licensed facility.
This membership is for those who wish to make an additional modest contribution to the Carousel Museum and the Carousel. These special members receive all the privileges of membership plus a 20% discount on all Carousel Gift Shop Merchandise.
Normal hours of operation are:
The Museum is available any day of the week for special tours and facility rentals; even when closed to the public.
Children $3.50 (age 4-14)
Children $2.00 (age 1-3)
All admissions include one ride ticket for the carousel.