Date Of Visit: August 12, 2017
Location: 1188 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT
- Toddlers (3 & Under): Free
- Children (4 – 17): $3.00
- Adults (18+): $5.00
|Wednesday||–||12:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Thursday||–||12:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Friday||–||12:00pm – 4:00pm|
|Saturday||–||12:00pm – 4:00pm|
Parking: The main parking area has room for only about half a dozen cars. But, there is a parking area behind the museum you can park at.
Website: Barker Museum
Highlights: collection of toys, dolls, figurines, lunch boxes and many other memorabilia and collectibles.
Memories and nostalgia fill the aisles of Barker Character, Comic an Cartoon Museum in Cheshire, CT.
You’re bound to find something among the nearly 80,000 items in the two floors at Barker museum. Whether it is an action figure (and there are tons of them there to view)
or board games (you know before they had video games)
you’re bound to find something that catches your eye or reminds you of your youth.
There are even old Wheaties and other types of cereal boxes, Pez candy and dispensers and other candy.
The oldest item at the museum is a cast iron elephant ramp walker manufactured by the Ives Company in 1873. The value of this toy is estimated between $225 and $250.
There were some other unusual toys and collectibles at Barker.
I had a ton of these while I was growing up. I remember saving up my allowance each week and saving so I could buy the new figures. It was quite a smurfy collection.
I also recognized this lunch box from my younger days.
There are many other lunch boxes on display at the museum.
The deceivingly looking main building that looks like any other residency has art available for purchase from many of the most popular movies, cartoons and other types of entertainment.
There are also sculptures of Dr. Seuss characters and other toys and figurines in the main building.
Outside of the buildings there are murals, statues and signs with drawings of famous cartoon characters on them.
As you can see, Barker’s is a fun for people of all ages!
Below is a video of some of the fun things to see at Barkers.