Museums to Visit Near Brunswick, Maine

Museums to Visit Near Brunswick, Maine

MuseumsPejepscot Historical Society Museum

For some local history, visit the Pejepscot Historical Society Museum at 159 Park Row. Featuring rotating exhibits about the history of local towns Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, this museum will give you good insight into the history of this part of Maine. Open year-round, winter hours are Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free. Visit http://pejepscothistorical.org/ for more info.

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art at 245 Maine (and yes, that is Maine, not Main!) Street in Brunswick is one of the earliest collegiate art collections in the nation. Today it has more than 20,000 objects to see, including paintings, sculpture, works on paper, decorative arts and even artifacts from prehistory to present times. Come see the antiquities collection and marvel at some 1,800 Assyrian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Byzantine objects. For a small college museum, this place has a lot of ancient art! Of course there are other works in this museum, including some by famous names like Rembrandt, Picasso, Warhol and Mary Cassatt. Admission is free (donations are appreciated) and hours vary according to the season… visit http://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/about/visiting-tours.shtml for more info.

Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center

Also affiliated with Bowdoin College is the Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum & Arctic Studies Center. Located at 9500 College Station on the main floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus, this unique attraction includes Arctic exploration gear, natural history specimens, and art and anthropological material produced primarily by the Inuit cultures of Labrador and Greenland. Current exhibits include Threads of Change: Arctic Clothing and Identity in the North as well as Glancing Back: Acquisitions from the Museum’s First Years. Hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call 207-725-3416 for more info or visit http://www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum/.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Finally, you can visit The Harriet Beecher Stowe House at 63 Federal Street. It’s free and open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Noon to 3 p.m. This is where Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin. She also sheltered John Andrew Jackson, a fugitive slave, in this location. The building is currently owned by Bowdoin College and houses faculty offices as well as “Harriet’s Writing Room.” Call 207-721-5059 for more info or visit https://www.bowdoin.edu/stowe-house/.

 

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