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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3416
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Great Polar Museum on the Bowdoin College Campus

This museum has special exhibits plus a permanent collection of artifacts from the travels of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York
Expanatory Museum with many artifacts

Museum is on campus of Bowdoin College in Hubbard Hall. As another reviewer has stated, it was not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Columbia, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

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 23 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.

1  Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Tiny but fun Admiral Peary Museum is free, and has some good insights into exploring the North Pole - good for families!

1  Thank pepelevoo
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Tucked into an older building on the Bowdoin campus, it seems likely that many tourists in Maine never come across this small museum. That would be a pity as the contents are unusual and quite interesting. Artifacts from several expeditions to the arctic, along with...More

2  Thank lupaglupa
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting little museum. Not very well labeled to find but has lots of interesting little exhibits. Not very hands on but plenty of things to read. Only took about 39 minutes to peruse.

1  Thank Titus T
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