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Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum

Address: 3506 Route One, (Atlantic Highway), Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone Number: 207-832-7398
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Waldoboro
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Aunt Lydia's Tavern was built in the early 1800s. It has undergone many changes over the years. Since 1996 it is the home of the Maine Antique Toy & Art Museum. We display a world class collection of antique toys, Disneyana, original items worn and used by the Movie Cowboy stars, 1977 Star wars, original comic strip art and animation cels. It is a museum enjoyed by adults. Be sure to bring your parents and grand parents. They will have a wonderful return to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Please arrive for the museum before 3pm. Open hours are Memorial Day to Columbus day 10-4pm. We are always closed on Tues & Wed. Columbus Day to Last weekend before Christmas, we open only Sat-Sun 12-4pm. We are closed from Christmas to Memorial day. Thank you.
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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I had driven by this place a few times, and was always intrigued by the sign. It is located right on Route 1, and I'm certain that I'm not the only one who was interested in making a stop, and finally did! The gentleman who owns the shop/museum is very friendly, and very knowledgeable. We were on our way home,... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We first experienced Fawcett's last year on our fall foliage trip. We met John and knew we wanted to go back this October and see him and the museum. My husband loves talking with him and reminiscing toys from his childhood. John is an authority on toys, their history and has a vast collection. If you love Mickey Mouse or... More

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Deer Isle, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were returning from a weekend getaway along Route 1 when we happened upon this wonderful place. We now feel like we have made a new discovery that we will revisit time and time again. The collection of toys in the museum is simply amazing, and John is an incredible narrator. For anyone who appreciates old toys, art, and the... More

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Holden, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were on our way to Topsham to see a covered bridge and go to a huge antique store. We spotted this on the way and decided to stop. If you like antique toys and comics, Disney movie memorabilia, you will love this place. John is quite a story teller and is very knowledgeable about the history behind his collection.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stepping into Fawcett's Toy and art Museum immediately takes you back to your childhood only this time you have all the toys you ever wanted. The small museum and shop are jam packed with toys and some of Fawcett's original artwork; pieces that take off on the toy theme in visually creative ways. Fawcett is the owner, collector and a... More

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Jay, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

There is so much to see here! A person could spend days and not see everything! If ever in the Waldoboro area again, we will definitely put this museum on our list. The owner and contributing artist is incredibly knowledgeable and clearly enjoys what he does. He once worked for Disney as an artist and his own work is amazing... More

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Waterville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My friends and I are museum hounds. We live in Maine and we look museums up on the internet and then head out on road trips. I cannot believe this gem was right under our noses. If you are fond of toys, comics, art or anything in between, this is a MUST see. I loved it and intend to go... More

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Pine Bush, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I have been here twice so far and we LOVE it! The collection is beyond comprehension. The art is amazing. Mr. Fawcett is wonderful. I recommend this wonderful museum and art gallery to all visiting Maine. You will see toys that you will never see anywhere else!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I were driving up to Bar Harbor and decided to meander on the coastal route. We drove past a large Yoda and being the nerds we are we turned around because we had to see what was inside. We were not disappointed. Not only did we get an eye full of some of the most wonderful toys... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

My husband and I walked into the shop/museum and were flooded with childhood memories. John took us through the museum and with his flashlight pointed out pieces and told their story. We stayed over 2 hours and didn't see everything. The collections are incredible and we are so grateful John has preserved this for our generation. I bought a folk-art... More

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