The Barnum Museum

820 Main St, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604 USA

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Free to Visit
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Opens Fri 11a
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“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.

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Carol H.

I had been very much looking forward to visiting this museum, and they have a lot of really great artifacts to see even though they're still waiting to move back into their original space. The... Read more

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Marcia V.

Previous to this trip, I had not seen The Greatest Showman, but I am sure it has seen an uptick in visitors since the movie came out (they have a cut out of Hugh Jackman as PT Barnum to take... Read more

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Kayti M.

The Barnum Museum is a staple to any visit to Brisgeport, as the man basically built the city. The entrance and tours are completely free, but they encourage donations at the front desk. The tour... Read more

The Barnum Museum

820 Main St
Bridgeport, Connecticut
06604 USA


Closed Now
  • Thu, Fri: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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