Museums of All Kinds

Photo of Portland Fire Museum

Portland Fire Museum

Maine has a long tradition of curating a number of  museums of many different kinds including art museums, children’s museums and historical museums.

AUGUSTA

PORTLAND

LEWISTON/AUBURN

STATEWIDE

The Art Museum Trail is a wonderful website.  It showcases Maine’s extraordinary collection of art museums across the state, from the Portland Museum of Art to the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland.   Each of the featured museums is worth a trip!  Maine Art Museum Trail    http://www.maineartmuseums.org/

More very valuable sources of information:

Visit Maine.gov  http://www.visitmaine.com/things-to-do/arts-and-culture/  At this site you will be able to choose from among many different museums around the state.

MUSEUM IN THE STREETS

This is a fascinating, ongoing project that engages with the entire community, creating “heritage discovery trails for the benefit of a community’s inhabitants and tourists”.  They have partnered with communities around the world, and with ten cities and towns in Maine: http://www.themuseuminthestreets.com/maine_towns.html

Photo of Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Bowdoin College Museum of Art