To our wonderful visitors and supporters,

The health of our customers, employees, volunteers, and community is paramount to the New England Carousel Museum

and Museum of Fire History. We are so excited to be re-opening on June 20, 2020.

Here are few things to note before coming to the Museum to visit!


COVID-19 Visitation UPDATES:

Please note that the Museum will be following all CDC and State of CT guidelines for opening

during the PHASE 2 COVID-19 re-opening plan.

  • All guests will be required to wear a facial covering that covers the nose and mouth

while visiting the museum. Masks are available for purchase at the front desk for $1.

  • Name and phone number for each guest must be provided prior to entering the Museum

        for COVID-19 Contact Tracing.

  • We follow strict State of CT occupancy standards. (Currently 25 guests)

  • To maintain the quality of guided tours, tour guides will NOT wear masks, but keep 6 - 10 feet from tour groups at all times, and stand in designated areas. 

  • The Museum has 10 sanitizing locations throughout the building.

  • Staff will be cleaning and sanitizing restrooms multiple times throughout the day.

  • Our indoor Venetian Carousel is closed until PHASE 3 (July 15, 2020) or until indoor amusements can re-open. Visitors will receive a voucher for a return visit to ride our indoor carousel (please see front desk).

  • Art studio and Tinker Workshop Children's hands on areas are currently closed.

We will offer guided tours: Wednesday-Sunday at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Reservations online or by phone are required.


We have also been doing a lot of cleaning, moving, painting and updating since March 22. You can check out all the work we have been doing to prepare you for your upcoming visit on our Facebook Page​​​. Thank you for your continued support and loyalty to the New England Carousel Museum and Museum of Fire History.


Our best to you and yours, and we look forward to seeing you soon.


Morgan Urgo

Executive Director

If you have any questions please contact me at or 860-585-5411 x 105


Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

PLEASE READ COVID-19 Admission requirements

Wed - Sat. - 10:00 - 5:00 PM

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

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95 Riverside Ave.

Bristol, CT 06010