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OMG! A great, quirky find and a simply must-see!

The sign above the entrance says it all- "Celebrate the Mundane". Did you ever lose a cover to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tektektek
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Tamworth, New Hampshire
Truly an admirable kook

The best part of the exhibit is not the umbrella covers, but the stories connected the umbrella... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
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Quirky museum for all ages. Exhibits, games, music. Umbrella covers from 65 countries. Winner of Guinness World Record! Open summers only. Check by email or text for hours.
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62B Island Ave, Peaks Island, Portland, ME 04108-1221
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sign above the entrance says it all- "Celebrate the Mundane". Did you ever lose a cover to an umbrella? Mayhaps it ended up here, at the Umbrella Cover Museum, holder of the Guinness Book of World Records title of largest unique umbrella cover collection...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

The best part of the exhibit is not the umbrella covers, but the stories connected the umbrella cover. Stories of wedings in foreign countries, stories of hurricanes, stories of adventures gone astray -- all stories celebrating the mundane.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

I stopped in to take a look at the "Worlds largest umbrella cover collection" and was mildly amused. The woman who collects the covers and runs the museum is a interesting person with a lot of energy and passion about umbrella covers. If you find...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

What a delightful surprise! Our family of 10, including 5 children, stopped in to see this “attraction” with no idea what to expect. We knew we were in for a treat when this “young” lady straps on an accordion to lead us in a sing-along...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We had not heard about Nancy before we visited Peak's Island. Our golf cart tour guide Kim suggested we check it out. What a nice surprise! Nancy takes about 10 minutes explaining her different categories of umbrella covers. She even showed us the sexy ones...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Our friends didn't go to this place at first, and were ready to board the ferry back! we told them it was a must see of peaks island! Although the museum was quite small, the woman inside is the most fascinating human I've ever met!...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

What a blast this museum proved to be! Nancy's tour makes her one of the most charismatic docents I've ever known and her knowledge of umbrella covers may be seen as mundane, but it's to be celebrated. Stop in and sing with her - be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

This is a one of a kind place. The owner is a hoot. Hopefully she will sing the song of her museum. What fun! Near everything.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

A quirky spot to visit the owners enthusiasm makes the trip worthwhile. There is no fee but we made a contribution as it was worth the entertainment value

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

We didn't like this, however it is something that others might enjoy. Its not an umbrella museum, but an umbrella cover museum. The little cloth thing that the umbrella goes into that you just usually toss in the back of your car or whatnot after...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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