Barnum Museum, the, Bridgeport

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  • THe Barnum Museum is one of my favorite places in the greater Bridgeport area! The collection is really amazing. The museum was destroyed a few years ago by a tornado, and it's still not reopened, but...  more »
  • This museum is under restoration due to some tornado damage, so you don't actually go in the main historic building. The exhibits/artifacts that are on display though, however, are pretty interesting....  more »
  • I wouldn't go out of my way for this. The place is still in disarray and undergoing construction from a 2010 tornado. There is only one floor open (not even in the historic part) with only a couple in...  more »
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  • Fantastic! And also free to visit! The actual full museum is currently closed, but they had a wonderful staff that were very well informed and a few exhibits that were very interesting! Definitely recommend visiting, especially after watching The Greatest Showman. Not everything in the movie was accurate, but was interesting to see how most if it was! The museum is currently accepting donations for repairs due to the tornado, and every cent will be helpful to restore this historical and entertaining sensation!
  • A lesser-known jewel of Bridgeport, CT; yet, a must-see location. Only open 11-3 on Thursday & Friday. A sweet & knowledgeable Marion, the docent, will give you a first-class tour of the exhibits. Unfortunately, the main building suffered storm damage during their 200-year anniversary of P.T. Barnum's birthday in 2010. Yet, this is a quality museum featuring an important person of local CT history.
  • Museum is under construction for the time being. Still open only Thursday’s and Fridays! The original Barnum institute main building won’t be up and running for about 4-7 years due to the reconstruction that needs to be done. Not a lot of history in one room due to the size but it’s free. Hopefully the actual institute will be up and running sooner than later.
  • A very cute and interesting place to visit.
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