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 Hours & Admission 

Museum Hours:

Hours: Our Envisioning the Future! exhibit, featuring artifacts that belonged to P.T. Barnum, Tom Thumb and others, is open for viewing and tours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, year-round.

We are in the midst of installing a new exhibition in The Barnum Museum's Gallery. If you are planning to visit the Barnum Museum, it is advisable to call in advance to be sure of our open gallery hours (203) 331- 1104 ext. 100. We truly regret the inconvenience to our visitors, but for safety reasons we must close when work is taking place in certain areas of the gallery.

The exhibit is in the People's United Bank Gallery behind the historic Museum building.

Please note: The historic portion of the Museum building is closed during restoration and rehabilitation of the landmark structure. The Museum offices and exhibit gallery are now located in the People's United Bank Gallery (the modern wing at the rear of the historic building). Follow signs pointing to the entrance from the plaza. The doors are open only during gallery and program hours.

Directions are available here. Street parking is available.

If you have any questions, please contact 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.


The Barnum Museum | 820 Main Street | Bridgeport, CT 06604
phone: 203-331-1104 | fax: 203-331-0079
Executive Director:
Kathleen Maher

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