Maine Maritime Museum


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20-acre museum campus houses 20,000-object permanent collection, library of maps & charts & rotating exhibits on local nautical history

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Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Must activate membership by 8/1/12, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Maritime museums teach the intricacies of seafaring to nonsailors, including the proper cut of a jib and all the lyrics to “In the Navy.” Expand nautical knowledge with today’s Groupon to Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Choose between the following options:

  • For $25, you get a one-year individual membership (a $50 value), which includes the following:
  • Free museum admission
  • Use of the museum’s library
  • Subscription to The Rhumb Line quarterly newsletter
  • Advance notice of programs and special events
  • 10% off programs, museum-store purchases, guest admission, and docking and mooring fees<p>

  • For $37, you get a one-year family membership (a $75 value), which includes the following:
  • All individual membership benefits
  • Free museum admission for all residents of a single household

With an extensive collection of nautical artifacts and memorabilia curated over the course of 50 years, Maine Maritime Museum immerses visitors in the history of Maine’s storied relationship with the sea. The museum’s sizeable permanent collection of more than 20,000 objects is housed in converted buildings scattered across a 20-acre former shipyard and includes the world’s largest display of historic shipbuilding tools, hundreds of ship models and paintings, and Redbeard’s hair dye. The library protects millions of rare manuscripts and documents in its climate-controlled interior, offering researchers glimpses of historical maps, charts, and ship plans. Members also receive advance notice of the constantly rotating temporary exhibits, such as the currently running Port of Portland: A Ship-Shaped History and Boats Rock, Literally.

Maine Maritime Museum

During the course of its more than 50-year history, the Maine Maritime Museum has amassed a collection of more than 21,000 artifacts, including 140 small watercraft. Knowledgeable docents unveil this collection on tours, as well as guided walks through two shipyards and a Victorian-era shipbuilder's house. In warmer weather, guides also dispense nautical trivia during cruises down the Kennebec River. A series of rotating exhibits have focused on naval architecture, examined mariners' relationships with weather, and traced the history of nautical humor.

Customer Reviews

Lots of great information. Quite kid-friendly. Docents are informative and friendly.
Philip D. · August 25, 2014
Wonderful place to spend time learning and exploring the history of Shipbuilding in Maine. Great for families, couples or alone, something for everyone.
Julie L. · June 25, 2014
Great Groupon deal, especially for family membership (regularly $75).
Thomas K. · May 1, 2014
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    243 Washington St.

    Bath, Maine 04350

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