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! Come check out the museum Wednesday through Saturday from 10-5 or Sunday from 12-5. As always, the Museum is also available to rent for your next private event. See you soon!
Carousel Museum: Call for Volunteers
Are you a handyman or woman? Are you looking for a fun time? The New England Carousel Museum has formed a new Building Committee for the Museum under the direction of Bill Hall, from Keystone Remodeling LLC and we are inviting you to join the Committee to contribute your time and talent to help the Carousel Museum.
Celebrating our 25th Anniversary year, the Museum is looking for people with skills who would like to work with us, people who would like to volunteer limited hours to help the Museum improve our facilities, and people who would like to help, on occasion, especially volunteers who own a truck.
We are looking for people with carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, handyperson, ability as well as outdoor maintenance to help trim, weed, maintain the outdoors, and helping the staff to transport horses, on occasion.
Joining our volunteer group and giving your time gives you a free membership in the Museum which allows unlimited visits to the Museum and invitations to all of our events.
If you are interested in joining us and volunteering your time and talent at the Museum, give us a call. We would be delighted to meet with you and show you our facility.
The public is welcome to enjoy an afternoon of the Connecticut Harp Circle performing live on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 2:00PM. Museum admission is $6 per person for adults, $5.50 for Seniors, and $3.50 for children. The concert is free with admission.
Refreshments and light fair compliments of Artist Tree Tea House will be served as a High Tea including cucumber sandwiches and Jasmine and Lavender Iced Tea Lemonade.
Cookies and snacks will also be compliments of the museum to ensure a lovely afternoon. Join in the mood and wear a special hat if you like! Reservations are strongly suggested as this has a limit of seating for this event.
The Circle plays a blend of Celtic, a little bit of Swedish, Jewish and Turkish music as well. The Harp Circle is a musical ensemble featuring a variety of Celtic or Folk Harps played by a diverse group of 9 Harpers.
This group is directed by Haley Hewitt, who in September was crowned USA National Scottish Harp Champion by the Scottish Harp Society of America! She is one of the most exciting, innovative, and gifted harp players of the up-and-coming generation. Playing original music, but also interested in traditional music from around the world, Haley has been breaking boundaries and pushing the limits of what is possible for the instrument.
This concert is a unique opportunity to see and hear ensemble arrangements for the lever harp in a magical environment created by the Carousel Museum!
We are honored and proud to have them here joining our very own Kate Mahoney, the Museum Subject Specialist, playing with the group as well!
Bring a friend or come alone, either way you will enjoy a nice afternoon out with beautiful music and great people.