New England Carousel Museum, Bristol

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  • This is a fascinating museum. We never realized how many different kinds of carousel animals were carved other than horses! Horses are predominant but there were rabbits, a cat, dogs, wolves... 
    This is a fascinating museum. We never realized how many different kinds of carousel animals were carved other than horses! Horses are predominant but there were rabbits, a cat, dogs, wolves...  more »
  • Wonderful! You don’t have to be a theme park park nerd to appreciate the craftsmanship of these beautiful carousel carvings. The tour guide was clearly very passionate about the subject and it was... 
    Wonderful! You don’t have to be a theme park park nerd to appreciate the craftsmanship of these beautiful carousel carvings. The tour guide was clearly very passionate about the subject and it was...  more »
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  • We LOVE visiting not so commonly advertised museums and stopped here on our way home. The building looked very old (former hosiery factory) so we had no idea what to expect inside. We were blown away by the beauty and history presented here! An hour to 1.5 hours is a sufficient amount of time to tour and you see the different styles as well as the craft’s growth through the years. Definitely recommend!!
  • Arguably the more interesting find is upstairs for the firefighter museum, however they have a lot of legitimate historical artifacts on both sides and this is established painstakingly fixes up old carousel pieces I guess by hand and they even lend their artisans to other cities to repair stuff out there. Incredible that it is here locally in the middle of Connecticut. The occasion we went was for a 6-year-old's birthday party and it went smoothly.

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