The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum

The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum in Cheshire CT houses thousands of items from comic strips, cartoons, TV and advertising memorabilia that have been collected by Herb and Gloria Barker. The collection is uniquely American and tells us where our heads were at, and where our hearts are still, from the late 19th Century to now.

This is a museum which must be seen to be believed, and it is fascinating for the whole family. There are few museum exhibits of popular history that will engross your children as much as they do you. GI Joe, Shirley Temple, Raggedy Ann, Snoopy, board games and cereal box prizes. They’re all here.

The Barker Character, Comic, and Cartoon Museum is an astoundingly detailed walk through memory lane. Your memory. Your parents’ memories. Even your grandparents. If they played as children, they played with the stuff in this fantastic museum.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
Admission: $5 for adults