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Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum

3506 Route One, (Atlantic Highway), Waldoboro, ME 04572
207-832-7398
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Waldoboro
Type: Specialty Museums
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 &... more » 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. « less
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Jay, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

An amazing collection!! I can't imagine how much time and money John has invested in his collection. Where most museums would one piece, John will have the entire set and a story to go with it. What ever your interest is, toys, cowboys, old TV shows, cartoons, comic books, Disney, he has it all. And I mean ALL! "Be prepared... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

As a lifetime collector of comic books, comic art,and pop-culture memorabilia, I can honestly say Fawcett's is the most amazing place I've ever seen in my life. It overflows with an incredible collection of antique cartoon-related toys, collectables, and original art. Disney, Lone Ranger, Krazy Kat---You name it, he's got it, and loads of one-of-a-kind items you cannot see elsewhere.... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

On our way back south from Acadia NP we stopped in again and had a 'double take,' having only spent three hours here the last time. John Fawcett, the owner, affirmed that he hadn't changed anything in the previous few weeks, but we swore everything was new - there's that much to see. It's like Alice chasing the rabbit down... More

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If "Horribly Rude" thought John Fawcett was rude, then he must have had a reason - perhaps he was expecting another call or the shop was crowded with people with questions. John is one of the most down-to-earth and friendly persons in Maine and given time will talk with you forever. I've known him for over 25 years, and would... More

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Brooklyn, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Antique toys, ephemeria, original comic art, Disneyana and more. Fawcett;s own art takes classic Disney art to new heights using distorted yet recognizable figures and color combinations that work together in ways.that leave you thirsting for more! Normand Chartier

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