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A Trip to the Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum

Wouldn't you like to visit a museum dedicated to cartoon characters from 1873 to the present? We did just that on a recent trip sponsored by the NorthEast PEZ Convention. The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum is located in Cheshire, Connecticut and houses the personal collection of Gloria and Herbert Barker.

The Barker Character, Comic, and Cartoon Museum
Even before you enter the museum you will find many cartoons and figures to play with and around. Colorful characters are on every wall. Here is a big tip for visiting the museum: It is okay to act silly!

Taz at the Barker Museum

Storage building at the Barker Museum

Kung Fu Panda Kicks Bubba in the Head

Bubba Tells Lucy his Problems at the Barker Museum

Inside you will find more fantastic large characters. The Chipmunks were our favorites.

The Hulk Rages at the Barker Museum

The Simpsons Watch TV at the Barker Museum

The Chipmunks at the Barker Museum

There are cases filled with all sorts of vintage toys. Peg was happy to see an entire display case filled with nothing but Popeye collectibles.

Flash Gordon Wind-up at the Barker Museum

Popeye's Spinach at the Barker Museum

Popeye Collectibles at the Barker Museum

Oh, and of course you can't have a toy museum without PEZ!

PEZ at the Barker Museum

The Barker Character, Comic, and Cartoon Museum is a great little toy and collectible museum. Within its two floors you will surely find something to make you smile.


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