“The Greatest Museum on Earth!”
Established in 1891 as The Barnum Institute of Science and History, The Barnum Museum now boasts an extensive collection of art and artifacts relating to the life of Bridgeport's own P.T. Barnum. The Museum's back gallery is open, free to the public, Thursdays and Fridays from 11am to 3pm. Please enter through the back door which is located to the back left of the building by People's United Bank.
This is one of the coolest museums I've ever been to. It has the largest collection of humbugs, curios, and Barnum artifacts in the world including a wonderful feegee mermaid.
Museum Hours: August 2015 -
Our Envisioning the Future! exhibit, featuring artifacts that belonged to P.T. Barnum, Tom Thumb and others, is open for viewing and exploration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Thursdays and Fridays, and on "Summer Saturdays" from May 30th through September 5th. This exhibit is located in the People's United Bank Gallery adjacent to the historic building.
Please note the historic Museum building is closed due to storm damage from the F1 tornado that struck Bridgeport on June 24th, 2010.
Directions are available here. Street parking is available.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (203) 331-1104 x 100.
Admission to Envisioning the Future! is free. Suggested donation amounts or nominal admission fees are charged for most programs; please refer to our calendar of events for details.
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The Barnum Museum
- Thu, Fri: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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