Mid Coast Maine Museums
Mid Coast ME Museum Guide
Visit a Maine Museum to gain a wealth of knowledge about the Pine Tree state. Visit the famous Musical Wonder House, home of the world’s greatest collection of mechanical musical instruments and learn about how ice was naturally harvested at a historical ice house. The Mid Coast Region of Maine is the home of several interesting museums; from art museums, history museums, oceanic museums, auto museums, antique train museums and award-winning children’s museums. Most Maine Museums charge an admission fee. Museum hours are subject to change without notice, we suggest you telephone the museum of interest to confirm hours of operation. Contact us to feature your Maine Museum in MELiving.com – Maine’s Internet Magazine.
Mid Coast Maine Museums
Boothbay Railway Village
Route 27, P.O. Box 123
Boothbay, ME 04537
This is the museum to go to if you are looking to take a train ride or check out antique autos. A non-profit organization operates this narrow gauge coal fired steam train in a re-created historic village.
Farnsworth Art Museum
352 Main Street, Box 466
Rockland, ME 04841
The Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of American art. Seven gallaries contain an extensive collection of 18th – 20th Century art including N.C. Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth; Lousie Nevelson; Winslow Homer; Willard Metcalf and Fitz Hugh Lane.
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Maine Maritime Museum collects, preserves and interprets materials relating to the maritime history of Maine. Here you will find gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs and a narrated boat cruise.
Owls Head Transportaion Museum
P.O. Box 277
Owls Head, Maine 04854
This museum displays planes, cars, and engines. Some planes and vehicles are operated on the weekends.
Peary- MacMillan Arctic Museum
9500 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011
This musesum provides equipment, artifacts, and personal memorabilia from Admiral Robert E. Peary, the first man to reach the North Pole and his Cheif Assistant, Donald B. MacMillan.
Shore Village Museum
104 Limerock Street
Rockland ME 04841
This museum features a Coast Guard Exhibit of lighthouse equipment. There are also civil war uniforms and artifacts.
Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway Museum
Alna, ME 04535-0242
This museum is part of a restored section of a historic railway. There are train rides, photographs, railroad artifacts, and a museum shop.
Musical Wonderhouse Museum
18 High Street / PO Box 604
Wiscasset, Maine 04578, USA
Ph: (207) 882-7163
This is one of America’s most unique museums, the internationally famous Musical Wonder House, is "the showplace for mechanical musical instruments." The museum features restored musical boxes and player pianos. Musical instruments are housed in a 32 -room sea captain’s mansion and played in rooms furnished with antiques of the period.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
9400 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011
This museum is one of the most acclaimed college museums in the counrty with a collection of over 14,000 objects ranging from the art of the ancient world to the art of today.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
162 Russell Ave./ P.O. Box 147
Rockport, Maine 04856
This museum has been the heart of contemporary Maine art for over fifty years, providing people the opportunity to view and appreciate work by Maine’s most talented artists.
Prescott Block, 58 Main St. #4, P.O. Box 346
Liberty, Maine 04949
The Davistown Museum is a regional history, tool and art museum in the hill country of central coastal Maine.
Lincoln County Museum and Old Jail
133 Federal Street
Wiscasset, Maine 04578
A historical jail located in the town of Wiscasset. The jail housed prisoners from 1811-1954.
Thompson Ice House
South Bristol, Maine 04568
The Thompson Ice House is believed to be the only commercial ice house on the register to have stored naturally frozen ice harvested in the traditional way from a nearby pond.
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Maine Museums by Region
Aroostook ME Museums
Fort Kent, Houlton, Presque Isle
Downeast & Acadia ME Museums
Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, Eastport, Lubec, Cherryfield, Machias
Katahdin & Moosehead ME Museums
Bangor, Brewer, Greenville, Lincoln, Millinocket, Orono
Kennebec & Moose River ME Museums
Augusta, Skowhegan, Waterville, The Forks
Lakes & Mountains ME Museums
Auburn, Lewiston, Norway, Bethel, Farmington, Naples
Midcoast ME Museums
Bath, Boothbay Harbor, Camden, Rockland, Brunswick, Belfast, Searsport
Greater Portland ME Museums
Portland, Freeport, Yarmouth, Westbrook, Cape Elizabeth
South Coastal Maine Museums
Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, Wells, York
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