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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

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Address: Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
Phone Number: 207-725-3416
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Museum dedicated to two Bowdoin College alumni who explored the Artic.

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At first I wasn't sure why in the world this museum was at Bowdoin College but it soon became apparent. Very interesting artifacts and photos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Concord, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

At first I wasn't sure why in the world this museum was at Bowdoin College but it soon became apparent. Very interesting artifacts and photos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I'm amazed at what these explorers put themselves through. I guess it helps to be a little crazy. Nice display of pics and artifacts from this expedition. Another good place on a rainy day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As fans of Arctic explorers, we went expecting a unique presentation of Bowdoin's connection with Peary and the Arctic. That it does. But the emphasis is primarily on a former president of the college and his Arctic travels; not so much Peary. My sense is it could benefit from better curation, as when we left we weren't sure what if... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What an amazing array of artifacts. This is a very interesting display about Arctic exploration and the people who accomplished it. Children of all ages will love this place. We found it to be very informative and educational. We took our children when they were younger, and we still go there.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Wonderful, intimate collection of the Peary MacMillan expeditions to the Arctic and discovery of the North Pole. Be sure to touch the narwhal tusk!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well down displays, informative placards, interactive as needed, native artwork and crafts, small gift shop, and friendly and informative people made this a delightful visit. Can easily see both the art museum and this gem in a couple of hours.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Get a real sense of what these explorers really had to endure by looking a plenty of photos and the actual sleds and equipment Perry and MacMillan used. It's a small museum that you can do at your own pace.

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Woodinville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I loved this trip back in time. the building is worth the visit alone. photos and mementos from the trip, bring to life the sense of adventure required to explore the North Pole in the days before gps and polar fleece

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Really enjoyed the museum. Not large, easily doable in an hour. Gives you an appreciation for what early arctic explorers faced!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Three rooms containing a very interesting new exhibit on one of MacMillan's later trips to the north, some Inuit sculpture and some artefacts from the most famous Peary adventure, respectively. It's not very big and won't take long to look round. If you are, however, out to see the art museum next door, it's well worth popping in for a... More 

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Additional Information about Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Address: Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
Phone Number: 207-725-3416
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Brunswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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