Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum

1188 Highland Avenue, Route 10
Cheshire, CT 06410


The BARKER MUSEUM houses one of the country's largest collections of character toys & artifacts, spanning fifteen decades of American history. No matter what your age, you will recognize something from your life, whether it's a cap pistol, Partridge Family lunchbox or Star Wars action figure. Stand beside our life-sized Hulk or pose with our larger-than life-sized Simpsons family, Kung Fu Panda and Alvin and the Chipmunks (Simon & Theodore) and you have an experience that you won't find anywhere else. We invite you to browse the 80,000 cartoon-themed items that Gloria & Herb Barker spent a lifetime collecting. Each exhibit shows the estimated market value for the toys & collectibles, although NOTHING IS FOR SALE. Stop by to recapture some of your forgotten memories or make new ones with your children!

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