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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3416
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Wonderful afternoon to enjoy the museum

We were instantly drawn into the exhibit. One is greeted very pleasantly by staff with offers to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cheryl L
Boothbay, Maine, United States
via mobile
Diminutive yet packing a dynamic dollop of knowledge

In a few small rooms, you encounter extensive information about Arctic exploration. You observe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brunswick, Maine
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Museum dedicated to two Bowdoin College alumni who explored the Artic.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3416
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

In a few small rooms, you encounter extensive information about Arctic exploration. You observe genuine artifacts, read authentic publications, and ponder the difficulties of the process. The staff are helpful and courteous. The campus is scenic.

Thank Keydet72
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is a free museum(patrons are able to donate - 1 dollar suggested). There are several rooms with individual themes, ranging from the trips to the arctic, the major participants(Perry and Henson) and the native populations and their lifestyles over the years. Definitely worth a...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This museum has special exhibits plus a permanent collection of artifacts from the travels of Admiral Peary and Donald McMillan. There a GREAT stuffed full-size polar bear. This is right on the Bowdoin College quad. Admission is free.

Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Museum is on campus of Bowdoin College in Hubbard Hall. As another reviewer has stated, it was not easy to find and we had to ask a student for directions. It is small – 3 rooms - but with a plethora of information on Perry’s...More

1  Thank scscientist
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It is housed on the campus of Bowdoin College. It is not clearly marked -- we had to ask the students where to find it in Hubbard Hall. The admission is free. and it houses a wealth of information about Robert Peary & Matthew Henson's...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This small museum located on the campus of Bowdoin College contains many unusual artifacts. There are sledges, boots and other items from the arctic expeditions. There are fascinating maps and personal recollections. There is a great video of Matthew Alexander Henson who was the first...More

1  Thank thedday
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I wouldn't really call it a museum, more like a couple of small rooms with some artifacts, photos and a lot of explanation. Very interesting,though,especially if you like explorers!

1  Thank eli37
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a very worthwhile visit and the displays are excellent. There is a small shop as well. If you are interested in the Arctic and polar exploration this is a must.

1  Thank DavidRG2013
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum layout and lack of hands on exhibits mean that it is mainly for adults. Gives good picture of the various early explorers and life in the Arctic at the time. Worth a visit.

2  Thank Ruth J
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