Barnum Museum

Visit new website for BAT 2023

820 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT. 06604

As one of the longest ongoing museums in the nation, the Barnum Museum remains true to P.T. Barnum’s original mission; ‘Instructive Entertainment.’ For over a century, families from around the world have visited the Barnum Museum and experienced wonder, curiosity, surprise and enrichment. With exhibits ranging from a miniature circus to the recently acquired ‘Centaur of Tymfi,’ the Museum continues to amaze and enthrall guests of all ages. The Museum Gallery is currently closed due to the pandemic. Please support the Museum with a donation in their Show Must Go On appeal 2021 The museum gallery, currently installed in the People’s United Bank Gallery behind the historic museum building, features artifacts that belonged to PT Barnum and Tom Thumb, pieces of historic Bridgeport, and a few extraordinary surprises!