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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3416
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Very impressive collection,very educational

Great Opportunity to view some fascinating Arctic exhibits.Very authentic with a rare collection of... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Merejo H
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Boston, Massachusetts
Small, but interesting

It has a good display of native clothing and artifacts. There is very little about the actual... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
TankerSam
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Museum dedicated to two Bowdoin College alumni who explored the Artic.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
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+1 207-725-3416
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Great Opportunity to view some fascinating Arctic exhibits.Very authentic with a rare collection of artifacts.

Thank Merejo H
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

It has a good display of native clothing and artifacts. There is very little about the actual polar expeditions.

Thank TankerSam
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

The Arctic Expedition museum is free to walk in. It isn't a ton of floor space, and won't take long if all you want is a cursory look. However, the Eskimo and expedition artifacts are exquisite. The period photos are riveting. It made me proud...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

What a "snapshot" learning experience of Artic Exploration by Bowdoin grads. They hold many artifacts, including clothing worn, diaries, and many Inuit treasures collected on the trip. Loved it!

Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I had time to kill before my scheduled tour of the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain house -- which IS terrific! -- so I took a quick 1/2 an hour to visit the nearby Peary-MacMillan Museum. I was hoping to see lots of stuff about Peary &...More

Thank PeterEfromNJ
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I brought my 3rd grade class to the Peary Macmillan Museum for field trips while studying the Arctic. The docents are well informed and the displays are constantly being updated and give a wonderful understanding of Inuit life. The artwork and carvings are wonderful.

Thank marina s
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is small museum hidden away in a building at Bowdoin College. Very well done. A bit old school with stuffed polar bears and such. However, it tells the story well of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Expeditions that started from Casco Bay. I've visited it every...More

Thank Joseph M
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Was delighted by this tiny, quirky museum. Learned a lot about Robert Peary and his expedition. Great sculptures, paintings and crafts. Will try to catch a tour next time. Excellent gift shop.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We visited the Peary-MacMillan Museum on a recent Saturday afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed its collection and the history we learned through its exhibits. The crafts -- beadwork and eider garments and blanket -- are especially noteworthy.

Thank ThreeRosettes70
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We were instantly drawn into the exhibit. One is greeted very pleasantly by staff with offers to help with any questions or concerns. We slowly moved through the well-lit and spacious rooms of the exhibit. Every item was fully described and well displayed in cases....More

Thank Cheryl L
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