Carousel Museum's Permanent Collection

Travel back in time to when the carousel was the pinnacle of amusement park joy. Now on view, over 100 years of carousel art and history are on view in our Main Gallery and throughout our 33,000 square foot building.  See examples from turn of the century carvers like Dentzel, Herschell Spillman and Stein and Goldstein. A sample carving bay, hands on activities for little ones and our Venetian indoor carousel make this the perfect family or group outing.  

The Museum of Fire History

Discover a fascinating array of fire-fighting and fire house signaling equipment and memorabilia. Wonderfully displayed with alarms to pull, sirens to set off and bells to ring. The Fire Museum is available for school groups and adult tours.  

The Museum of Fire History is made possible by the generous donation by Carlyle "Hap" Barnes in 2002 and is supported by the Barnes Foundation.

Learn more about the Museum of Fire History

Now on View!


Jeffery Briggs


On View November 7, 2019 - August 16, 2020

Opening Reception

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

From 5:00 - 7:00 PM




Conversation with the artist Jeff Briggs followed by a book signing

Thursday, March 12th, 2020          6:00 - 7:30 PM

Saturday, May 16th, 2020              1:00 - 3:00 PM  





Airbrush Demonstration & Conversation with Scott MacKay of Thin Air GraFx

Sunday, November 17th, 2019        1:00 - 3:00 PM

Saturday, March 21st, 2020            1:00 - 3:00 PM


Please call for additional programs & information (860) 585-5411

To learn more about Jeffery Briggs and his work CLICK HERE


Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

PLEASE READ COVID-19 Admission requirements

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

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

Tours every day at Noon & 2:00 PM

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Bristol, CT 06010