Carnival Museum

The Carnival Museum

The World’s Only Carnival & Circus Museum

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Background

The Carnival Museum opened in Brantford in 2015 but because of a zoning issue, city closed the Museum to the public in 2016. To reopen, the Museum needs to find a new home to display our artefacts. The collection consists of all kinds of midway paraphernalia including stand alone attractions, rides and games, enough to make a complete small working carnival.

The Carnival and Circus Museum

The Museum Has Three Carnival Units

Carousel

Conklin’s All Canadian Shows

Conklin Garrett Shows All Canadian Shows

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Our artefact collection is presented as a small working carnival, anchored by the ever popular Carousel. Our museum, unlike most, generates all its funding from its heritage collection of rides and games.

The City and the Event benefits

WINTER QUARTERS were used to store the railway rolling stock, flat, box and sleeper cars in the off season and to repair, paint and refurbish the rides, games, tents, and other equipment to be ready to hit the road in May. The Carnival Museum purchased Sammy Arrigo’s BIG A Shows winter quarters to house its collection of rides, penny arcade machines, banners, posters, games, and over 2000 carnival and circus artefacts. The museum restored winter quarters featured the great exhibit hall, the elephant party room, and a small amusement park. Admission was by donations only but City of Brantford forced us to close.

Patty Conklin during a blowdown, St Boniface, Manitoba, Can, July 1st, 1939; Oil by Jack Ray, Conklin and Garrett Shows sign painter
Patty Conklin during a blowdown, St Boniface, Manitoba, Can, July 1st, 1939; Oil by Jack Ray, Conklin and Garrett Shows sign painter

Contact

Winter Quarters Office

The Carnival Museum
114 Alice Street
Brantford, Ontario
Canada, N3S 5B3
Rentals 519-753-4646

Mailing Address

The Carnival Museum
PO Box 31
Brantford, Ontario
Canada, N3T 5M3
Gift Shop 519-753-4646

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