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.
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
Desk Staff /Operator- Assists in the daily operation of the sales desk. Waits on customers and rings up sales. Pops popcorn and keeps the gift counter stocked, neat and clean. Prepares for and oversees birthday parties, blowing up balloons and getting the party areas ready for use, assists with parties and facility rentals. Helps keep the pavilion clean and free of clutter.
Will be trained to assist in running the ride and allowed to work the controls. Must be over 18 years old and able to get on and off of a moving carousel.
The Bushnell Park Carousel is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Must be available to work evening facility rentals and on First Night Hartford. Spanish speaking a plus. $10 per hour.
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.