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The Carnival Museum - The World’s Only Carnival & Circus Museum

In carnival lingo, "Dings" are extra costs imposed by the boss that in his judgment are essential to insure the show's success. The Museum Dings = Donations.


The First Thrill Ride

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far!

We will be keeping the campaign going for a time so that everyone who wants to will have a chance to donate. Every dollar we collect increases the chances that we will be able to make the THRILL RIDE run again.


Quick summary: The ChairPlane was on its way to the junkyard when The Carnival Museum decided to save it. 

The stabilizing and moving it to our location has cost $5710.00 and we need your help in raising additional funds to restore the ride. If donations exceed our target, we will earmark the additional funds to the restoration of other rides.

You can make a donation via PayPal by typing in any amount below and clicking the DONATE button. You will be taken to a PayPal page where you can use any major credit card to complete your donation.

Amount (Canadian Dollars) :   

The Carnival Museum is a federally registered charitable organization. All donations of $25 or more are tax receiptable.

Funds Raised

Goal $50k, $32k Raised So Far

If you would prefer to send us a cheque or money order, please make it payable to The Carnival and Circus Museum and write Chairplane in the memo. Please do not send cash. Please send your donation to:

The Carnival Museum
PO Box 31
Brantford, ON, N3T 5M3

Large or small, we welcome whatever help you can provide to restore this important heritage ride.


The 50 cent Shinplasters can be used to ride the Carousel in Brampton or to purchase Hot Ice Cream Waffles at the CNE. The plasters can be purchased at the *Museums office Gift Shop, 114 Alice St., Brantford or here online.

Plaster $0.50
Plaster Pack
Includes 42 Plasters

(*) Winter Quarters Office

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

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