Time to See for Yourself
  • All Aboard! First Stop the Maine State Museum!

    The Maine State Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. The museum will be open during regular hours on Saturday, November 26. In cooperation with the Maine 3-Railers and the Great Falls Model Railroad Club, the museum will host its annual Model Railroad Celebration on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3. Free admission both days!

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  • Explore the Museum with Scavenger Hunts and Activity Guides

    Museum scavenger hunts and activity guides provide fun ways for school groups, families, and others to learn while exploring the museum together. Choose, download, and print your own guide to bring with you on your visit, or pick up one at the museum's Welcome Desk.

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  • New Exhibit Features Rare Maliseet-Made Blanket Coat

    The museum's newest exhibition, "Beyond Boundaries: The World of the Capote," features a remarkable man's winter coat, known as a capote, dating from 1842. On public view for the first time, the capote, with moccasins and matching leggings, shows beautiful porcupine quill embroidery and dyed moose hair tassels bound with tinkling cones. The exhibit opening on Saturday, October 1, 2016 will include free admission all day. The exhibition will be on view for one year.

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What’s New

  • Together We are Stewards! Donate to the 2016 MSM Annual Fund and Make History Today!

    Friends of the MSM enable us to dream big at the Maine State Museum! It is public support that allows for a strong, sustainable museum; it is investment from private donors that brings new programming, new exhibits, and on-going collections care. Together, we can raise $15,000 this year to support initiatives that help fund: collections storage upgrades; an exhibit that tells the story of World War I and Maine; a project to document the rich history of Maine sportsmen and hunting camps; and a 21st century education center within the museum. Museum members receive unlimited free museum admission, news of private openings and events, and 10% off Museum Store purchases. MAKE HISTORY TODAY! Click on MORE below to be directed to a secure giving site. Thank you for becoming a Friend of your Maine State Museum!

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  • Notice of Holiday Closures

    The Maine State Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. The museum will be open during regular hours, 10 am to 4 pm, on Saturday, November 26.

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