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The Barnum Museum

Celebrating the life of the original "Great American Showman," Phineas Taylor Barnum, this 1893 building houses exhibits including a miniature circus model, ancient mummy, historic costumes, Tom Thumb carriages and more.

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Celebrating the life of the original "Great American Showman," Phineas Taylor Barnum, this 1893 building houses exhibits including a miniature circus model, the Centaur of Tymfi, FeeJee Mermaid, Tom Thumb carriages, clothing and more.

The People's Special Events Gallery is open to the public while the Barnum Museum historic building currently undergoes historic restoration with support of CT DECD/SHPO.  The exhibit, Barnum's World of Wonders invites guests to see many personal items that belonged to P.T. Barnum, including his 1829 wedding top hat, as well as Tom Thumb's suit worn during his trip to meet Queen Victoria in 1846. In addition to the Barnum Museum features regular lectures, book discussions, and other programs for all ages!

Visitors enter through the double doors at the back of the historic building, where it is connected to People's United Bank. Look for the big image of Barnum and Tom Thumb to guide you to the entrance!

Sunday programs monthly.  Check the website for details:  barnum-museum.org

Other amenities: Dining nearby, gift shop, printed guides, special packages

 

Pricing: Free. Donations are welcome

Other Amenities: ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Indoor Activity, Meeting/Event Facilities

Dates of Operation: Year-round.

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Location:

Barnum Museum
820 Main St.
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Hours:

Thu.-Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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