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Maine Arts Commission
Find artists or art organizations, art events calendar, opportunities for artists, art news, programs for artists, communities, schools, and organizations.
Events, Fairs & Festivals
Find calendars of upcoming Maine events for performing arts, visual arts, music, crafts, festivals, and more.

Museum Directories

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Maine Office of Tourism. Search by region, town, or keyword.
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MaineMuseums.org. Search by region, town, or type of museum.
Maine Arts Commission
Search for museums in the Art Organization Directory
Maine Tourism Association Arts & History Directory
Search art galleries, museums, concerts, theaters, and more, by town or region.
State Historic Sites
Search for state-maintained historic sites and forts by name or region.
Maine Art Museum Trail
A guide to seven of Maine's best public art museums.

Art Museums

Maine Art Museum Trail
A listing of various public art collections found across the state.
Bates College Museum of Art
Lewiston. The museum is noted for its collection of works by Lewiston native Marsden Hartley.
Bowdoin College Museum of Art
Brunswick. An important collection of 18th–20th-century American art, 15th–19th-century European art, and Greek and Roman antiquities, in a landmark building. A dynamic schedule of changing exhibitions throughout the year.
Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Rockport. Work by emerging Maine artists.
Colby College Museum of Art
Waterville. An outstanding permanent collection of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century American art, as well as an active temporary exhibition program.
Farnsworth Art Museum
Rockland. Features Maine artists, including Wyeth paintings.
L.C. Bates Museum
Art, natural history, archaeology, and Americana in a unique 1903 granite building on the campus of the Good Will Home for Children.
Ogonquit Museum of American Art
Ogunquit. Houses an internationally-known permanent collection of 20th century American art.
Portland Museum of Art
Holds an extensive collection of fine and decorative arts dating from the 18th century to the present. The Museum also offers lectures by visiting scholars and artists, periodic film series, and art history courses.
Stanley Museum
Kingfield. The museum contains 1905, 1910, and 1916 steam cars, violins, paintings, airbrush portraits, photography and family archives. The museum is housed in a 1903 school building.
University of Maine Museum of Art
Located on the UMA campus in Orono. Hosts an annual calendar of exhibitions and programs featuring contemporary artists and ideas in a variety of traditional and non-traditional media, as well as exhibitions organized from the permanent collection.

Children's Museums

Children's Discovery Museum
Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
Portland. Offers a wide variety of interactive exhibits and programs for children of all ages.
Maine Discovery Museum

Transportation and Maritime History

Boothbay Railway Village
Boothbay. Narrow gauge coal fired steam train in a re-created historic village composed of locally significant historic structures.
Maine Maritime Museum
Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum
Oakfield Railroad Museum
Oakfield. Historic wood frame station building. Photographs, vintage signs, signal lanterns, original railroad maps, telegraph equipment, newspapers, a Hand Car and a Motor Car, restored mail carts, the C-66 caboose.
Owl's Head Transportation Museum
Penobscot Marine Museum
Portland Harbor Museum
A maritime museum, a working lighthouse, a 19th century fort and vistas of Casco Bay.
Seal Cove Auto Museum
Seashore Trolley Museum
Kennebunkport. A living history of public transportation.
Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington (WWF) Railway Museum

Historical and Special Interest Museums

Maine State Museum
Natural history, archaeology, and special exhibits.
State Historic Sites
Search for state-maintained historic sites and forts by name or region.
Abbe Museum
Bar Harbor. Exhibits on Maine's Native American culture, arts, and archaeology.
Brick Store Museum
Kennebunk. The Brick Store Museum exists to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Kennebunks
Center for Maine History
Fifth Maine Regiment Museum
Peaks Island
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History
Bar Harbor
History Museums in Brunswick (Pejepscot Historical Society)
Operated by the Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities.
Maine Military Historical Society Museum
Millinocket Historical Society Museum
New England Museum of Telephony
Northern Timber Cruisers Snowmobile Museum
Millinocket. View snowmobiles from the 1960s and a 1943 Toboggan.
Old Fort Western
Page Farm and Home Museum
Orono. Maine history relating to farms and farming communities between 1865 and 1940.
Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
Bowdoin College. Collections include Arctic exploration gear, natural history specimens, and art and anthropological material, produced primarily by the Inuit cultures of Labrador and Greenland.
Portland Fire Museum
Operated by the Portland Veteran Firemen's Association.
Portland Harbor Museum
A maritime museum, a working lighthouse, a 19th century fort and vistas of Casco Bay.
Maine Lighthouse Museum
Rockland. A unique collection of historic artifacts of the United States Coast Guard and the Lighthouse Service.
Performing Arts
Performing arts directory from Maine Office of Tourism.