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

CAROUSEL ART OF THIS CENTURY

On View November 7, 2019 - August 2021

Now on View!

 

Freels Collection @ The Carousel Museum

CAROUSEL ART OF THIS CENTURY

On View November 2020 - November 2023

Hours:

Mon. & Tues: Call for appointments

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

Sun. Noon - 5:00 PM 

 

Tours every day at Noon & 2:00 PM

Mask required for Admission. Reservations are NOT required.

Location:

95 Riverside Ave. Bristol, CT 06010

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