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Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum

3506 Route One, (Atlantic Highway), Waldoboro, ME 04572
+1 207-832-7398
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A trip back in time!!

A wonderful stop! We were met by John, a friendly fellow who knew pretty much the history behind... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2017
fiveoaks2017
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New York City, New York
What a fabulous collection

We've passed this place a hundred times but this time we decided to stop and visit and boy we are... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
Road-Maven
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Long Island
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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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3506 Route One, (Atlantic Highway), Waldoboro, ME 04572
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Reviewed November 6, 2017

A wonderful stop! We were met by John, a friendly fellow who knew pretty much the history behind every one of the displays of toys. We were blown away, didn't know some of the stuff existed. Loved the Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, also the clothes...More

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john f, Owner at Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2017

Nice folks! I hope they visit again and thanks for telling people about our Maine Antique Toy & art Museum.

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We've passed this place a hundred times but this time we decided to stop and visit and boy we are glad we did. John is the owner and this is his private collection and what a collection it is. As soon as you walk through...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

I love old comic books, movies and radio shows so I was really happy to see old animation cells and dolls from early Disney Movies. I went with my two grandparents and we all had so much fun. He had some of the rubber dolls...More

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john f, Owner at Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2017

Nice folks! I always try to remind folks to come before 3pm for the museum and to bring their parents and grand parents...They'll remember old time radio programs and early tv. They will have the best time. I also offer free old toy apraisals...Thanks &...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

Strangest encounter I ever had. I really felt he did not want us in there. It states on the website that you can shop in the shop w/o going into the museum but I suggest you go into the museum and pay the $6.50 or...More

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john f, Owner at Fawcett's Antique Toy and Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2017

Don't remember these folks...if they come by again, I will be happy to invite them to a free tour of the museum. I'm a geezer and sometimes forget to turn the open/closed sign around on the front door. We are open from 10-4, closed tuesday-wednesday....More

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Reviewed August 29, 2016

Highly recommend this museum. Mr. Fawcett has amassed a fantastic collection of antique and more modern day (Star Wars, etc.) toys. The first couple rooms are toys you can purchase and then you go though the gate to the museum which is filled to the...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

There is so much to see at this museum! Give yourself plenty of time! The owner was so thoughtful and informative about not only his toy museum but what to do in the area. The owner told us about Acadia National Park and convinced us...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Don't drive past this antique toy store / museum! Mr. Faucet's collection of antique toys and collectibles is wonderful and we found items we "needed" to buy but the best part is his private collection which makes up the museum, along with Mr. Faucet's broad...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2016

my daughter and 2 grand daughters visited this museum. we were mesmerized from the moment we entered. not only the totally fantastic museum (charge to enter) but there are toys from the past to purchase. The owner is super knowledgeable and willing to share. I...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were so impressed by the quality and quantity of antique toys and animation history. John Fawcett provided a tour to us (two adults) along with an additional pair of adults who arrived shortly after us. John knew the history of all of the items...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Museum, it was well worth the $6.50 apiece entrance fee. We spent an hour and a half and had my stomach not rumble may have spent even longer. Lot to see and a lot of history about Maine's...More

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