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New England Carousel Museum

95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT 06010-6390
+1 860-585-5411
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Definite Must for all ages!

Please visit and learn fascinating facts from the free guides abut the historical saga and thrill... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Hartford, Connecticut
via mobile
Great, interesting exhibit

A friend suggested we visit this museum while in Bristol. It was very interesting and informative... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Jamesport, New York
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95 Riverside Ave, Bristol, CT 06010-6390
+1 860-585-5411
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Please visit and learn fascinating facts from the free guides abut the historical saga and thrill of the art of the carousel !

Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

A friend suggested we visit this museum while in Bristol. It was very interesting and informative. The woman who led our private tour was incredible. We learned about the history of the creation of the carousel horses and the people who created them. We also...More

Thank BDFD
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I know the ladies who run the carousel Museum and I know that they work hard at bringing new nd fun events to the location. The upstairs facilities is perfect for parties weddings and corporate parties. There is so many rooms and so much you...More

Thank coffeeat40
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Worthwhile to spend an hour or two. You will be placed in a group and a guide will show you the museum. Interesting to learn about the history of the carousel. There are many unique and beautiful pieces on display.

Thank AnnieS04
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Nick was our very capable guide. He was well versed on the history of carousels and the artwork of the figures. Our group was compromised of a grandmother and four children, ages 8 to 17. This is a good source for a history and artwork...More

1  Thank Anne Marie M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great venue for an intimate wedding, for dances, for family. I've even attended wine tasting, there. This is an elegant, museum with lots of interesting content, art, and history.

Thank yagusiak5
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Lots and lots of carousel rides on display like flying horses, elephants, lion and tiger etc. Good to see the history of carousel. Upper floor has fire history section and sculptures from Greek history. There was an event which included face painting and other interesting...More

Thank Hemant K
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed seeing all of the carousel horses on display here. You learn about the history of the horses and other carousel animals, see how they are made, and get to ride a carousel before you leave! This building also houses a fire history museum....More

Thank Bob G
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A small cheerful museum housed in a former hosiery mill with a firemen museum included with admission. Learn how colorful carousel animals are made and repaired and the 3 different styles of carving the animals. Tour guides are available or you can self-guide. There is...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had one thing in our minds before visiting this site and another when we departed. This is a grand effort to save for historical purposes those magical rides older folks remember as being magical and fun. For those expecting full carousels to peruse, there...More

1  Thank Edwin K
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