Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum

Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum, Bristol: Hours, Address, Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum

Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum
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Figure of actor Bela Lugosi as "Count Dracula" at The Witch's Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in Bristol, CT. Open weekends during October, since 1966
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Paul S
Greensboro, NC3 contributions
Classics Movie Monsters Museum
Oct 2020
The guided tour was an added bonus along with meeing Mr. Hull himself. The scuplting is first class, even better than Madame Tussauds. The settings make this museum one of the finest I have ever visited.
Written October 6, 2020
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Road45966335170
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fun and enlightening.
Oct 2018 • Couples
the people working there were very well versed in Universal classic monsters and movies in general. however, I did have a problem with the female vampire who was the first host - I keep cracking jokes and she didn't even BAT an eye. At least Mr. Phantom, the second ghoul on hand, laughed. The statues were simply fantastic. Every minor detail was taken into account. I especially cannot get over The Creature from the Black Lagoon. And the Beast from Beauty and the Beast was superb. I hope that they will be able to enlarge the exhibits on the second floor. My only regret was that they didn't sell any sweatshirts with their logo on it. And if you want they showed two vintage Vincent Price movies.
Written October 30, 2018
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jmestyle
Connecticut543 contributions
Fun visit
Oct 2018 • Family
I went on a Saturday night with two 7 year olds and we all loved it. The tour is 6 people at a time so expect to wait in line. We got there right when they opened and we were the 2nd tour. The wax figures were very realistic and the tour guides did an amazing job explaining each one while dressed up and in character themselves. Very cool, the kids weren’t scared and knew nothing was real or going to jump at you. The whole thing was about a half hour. It was worth the donation fee of $6 per person and the $1 snacks. There is a movie playing at the end you can stay and watch. All of the villains were from very old movies I have never actually scene but I still enjoyed it. For anyone that likes this, I suggest also visiting Count Orlocks located in Salem, Ma
No pictures allowed inside the museum (only the lobby)
Written October 13, 2018
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chopper187
Providence, RI7 contributions
For me...better than Disney World.
Oct 2016 • Family
I was a student at the Hartford Art School with Cortlandt Hull and we both had monsters in common. We would pass each other in the hallways and always stop to talk about horror flicks especially the old Universal goodies.When I found out he had built his own little shop of horrors, I couldn't wait to go--so I have been a patron since 1979. I once brought Howard Stern to the dungeon when they had trap doors on the ceiling. He was so tall, it was easy for a hand to touch his head. He crawled through the dungeon for the remainder of the tour which luckily was only about 10 feet longer.
Now the Witch's dungeon is in a part of the Bristol Museum that gives it much more space for more attractions including classic movies. Cortlandt is usually there to chit chat and it's always fun to try and stump him on monster trivia. The Dungeon is a load of fun around Halloween (or anytime he has a movie going). Not recommended for small children (unless you are willing to let one go for a sacrifice).
Written March 12, 2017
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Paula B
195 contributions
Only in October, Halloween fun!
Oct 2016 • Couples
We learned about this event on the web and are so happy we were able to attend. There is a six dollar entry fee (yes, six--how affordable is that??), and you get a tour of Mr. Hull's personal collection of movie memorabilia from most of the classic horror films of the last century. In addition, they show the old movies and even have a popcorn machine. The staff was happy to answer our questions and Mr. Hull, himself, spent a few minutes talking to me and my husband about his collection. A memorable evening.
Written November 25, 2016
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Jedi-Bob
Peekskill, NY168 contributions
A perfect Halloween Tradition for the Family or Classic Horror Lover!
Oct 2016 • Family
This past October I finally made it to the Witches Dungeon Museum at the Bristol Historical Society in Bristol CT.

This is a collection of 16 or so hand sculpted classic horror movie characters created by Cortlandt Hull whose great Uncle Henry, starred as the title character in Universal's The Werewolf of London. Cortlandt is on hand at the attraction to chat about his works and is a wealth of knowledge in classic films. The tour is led by 2 tour guides in full make-up. They were both very knowledgeable and entertaining.

The evening does not stop with the figures... you can go into the adjoining room with has many cases containing horror movie collectibles and toys from days of yore, as well as authentic movie props. They also show full length feature films on the weekends on actual film! No DVD or Blu-Ray!

Do yourself a favor... next October. plan a trip to Bristol Conn and go see the Witches Dungeon!!!
Written November 1, 2016
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Neen813
West Fairlee, VT113 contributions
Quite a place
Oct 2016 • Couples
Drove here all the way from VT one evening, as my husband is a big classic horror movie fan. It was worth the drive, especially for him. Quite an impressive display of items & interesting history to follow. The staff are all very friendly & helpful. It seems quite popular, as there was a big line, which is also largely in part to the fact that they can only allow 6 people into the exhibit area at a time; but it moves a a decent pace. I do wish that could be improved upon. Entrance donation is of no issue. Overall, an interesting visit. If you're in the area at that time of year, I would encourage you to visit.
Written October 9, 2016
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GringoAlto2000
Hartford, CT1,296 contributions
Bristol Historical Society --marvelous Halloween display !!!
Aug 2016 • Family
Does a wonderful job for thrifty family movies and presentations.

I highly recommend Bristol citizens to support and attend cultural, historical and civic events there.

Halloween specials are marvelous
Written August 29, 2016
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Wayne J
68 contributions
I've been going since the early 1970s.
Oct 2015 • Solo
This place brings a smile to my face each time I think of it. The lines are long during Halloween but, it is definitely worth the wait. There are probably larger and more sophisticated scary places to visit but, this place just happens to be in a suburban neighborhood which gives it a small town feel. Older children may find it a little lacking in scariness but, the young children and those who have made it a habit of visiting since they were young will always be impressed and walk out feeling satisfied they went.
Written July 26, 2016
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bhoule
Bristol, CT5 contributions
A great Historical Museum
Oct 2015 • Family
I've been going to the Witch's Dungeon since I was in grammar school -
Cortlandt Hull, the owner and developer of the Dungeon, was in school with my brother. It was great at its inception and has grown magnificently over the years. A first-rate venue.
Written July 25, 2016
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