The New England Carousel Museum

Bristol, CT

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Address: 95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT 06010, USA Number: 860-585-5411 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

It's all about that classic amusement ride at the New England Carousel Museum!

The New England Carousel Museum is dedicated to the restoration and protection of those classic carousels, kids can learn all about the history of the carousel as they check out the amazing detail in them!

They can see antique wooden carousel pieces, as well as learn all about the restoration process!

Of course a day to this fun museum includes a ride on the indoor carousel, and that one ride is included in your admission too!

The museum is connected to Bushnell Park Carousel which is found in Bushnell Park in Hartford, and is worth a visit as it dates back to 1914 and you can really enjoy that fun carousel in the park experience!

They occasionally have fun exhibits too, so keep an eye on what's coming up so you don't miss out!

The museum also has the Museum of Fire History, but that is reserved for school tours and adult tours. 

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How much does it cost?






$5 (Ages 2 - 14)


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2 years


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Any top tips?


Connecticut Open House Day once a year offers FREE admission to six of Bristols museums, including the New England Carousel Museum! Check online for details

I'm Hungry!


There are plenty of places in the area to eat - why not head to Bushnell Park to see the carousel and take a picnic!

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Where is it at?

Teachers corner


They are open for special tours even if they are closed to the public, so give them a call if you want to take the students!

Need a little extra help?


Just give them a call to check the accessibility of the museum.

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When can we go?

10am - 5pm Wed - Sat / 12pm - 5pm Sun

Year round, but closed Monday and Tuesdays

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