Carousel Museum open for season

The New England Carousel Museum will reopen to the public on March 2 with summer hours scheduled from Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. The museum is available to rent at any time for receptions, weddings, showers, meetings, dances, birthday parties, or events.

The New England Carousel Museum has an array of carved antique wooden carousel pieces on display. In addition to the Carousel Museum, visitors to the building will also enjoy the Museum of Fire History, the Museum of Greek Culture, the Glo Sessions Art Gallery, the changing fine art gallery, and a ride on our working carousel.

The museum currently has two special exhibits on display: “The Art of the Wedding” showcases bridal fashions from the 1860s through the 1950s with a collection of vintage gowns on loan from the Bristol Historical Society; and a show and sale entitled “Silent Poetry: The Wonderful Work of Rick Fitzsimons” with over 30 works painted by Fitzsimons, Bristol-based artist.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors ages 65 and older, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 14, and $2 for children ages 1 to 3. Members and children under the age of 1 are admitted free.

The museum is located at 95 Riverside Ave., Route 72 in Bristol. For more information, call (860) 585-5411, or visit


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