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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Hubbard Hall, Brunswick, ME
+1 207-725-3416
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Cool way to see cold climes

Great family visit and interesting history with Peary's explorations. Nice collection of... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2015
Fascinating and unique

We were visiting Bowdoin College for a tour, and found this museum. It is tiny, but packed with... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2015
Palo Alto, California
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Museum dedicated to two Bowdoin College alumni who explored the Artic.
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

Great family visit and interesting history with Peary's explorations. Nice collection of artifacts, art, and arctic culture. This makes a nice complement to the campus art museum. Also, complements a visit to Peary's summer home on Eagle island if you get the chance.

Thank AnchorAweigh
Reviewed 30 November 2015

We were visiting Bowdoin College for a tour, and found this museum. It is tiny, but packed with exhibits about Admiral Robert Peary and others associated with his exploration of the Arctic region and expeditions to the North Pole. It also has exhibits on the...More

Thank CaliforniaRamblin
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Arctic museum was fascinating with quite a collection and wealth of information from pioneers to the arctic. Beads from the Natives, Equipment used for the expeditions, and stories pictures, and articles all displayed and well organized. Well worth a stop here!!

Thank Jake_MA_11
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Everything on the Bowdoin College campus is lovely. The libraries, the art museum, the grounds the architecture and the history.

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a small exhibit area in a college classrooms building. BUT it is very interesting - and well worth seeing IF you are in the area.

Thank LuvNorNeck
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We made a destination visit to the Arctic Museum because we were about to embark on an Arctic Ocean adventure. At first, I found it a bit flat. It is old-style exhibiting, perhaps early 20th century; until the viewer adjusts to the presentation format, it...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 26 July 2015

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.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 24 July 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.

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 17 July 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...More

1  Thank SanFranciscoBodie
Reviewed 9 July 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...More

Thank Jeff V
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