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Monhegan Museum

1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan Island, ME
+1 207-596-7003
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50th anniversary show is wonderful

Loved the museum. The weather was a bit too hot to spend a ton of time indoors, but it was and is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Laura B
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Albany, New York
a real gem

This is a wonderful museum, I always look forward to the annual special exhibit and although I've... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
shitchcox
,
Monhegan Island, Maine
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A small community museum emphasizing American art history.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great history” (2 reviews)
“artifacts” (9 reviews)
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1 Lighthouse Hill, Monhegan Island, ME
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+1 207-596-7003
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved the museum. The weather was a bit too hot to spend a ton of time indoors, but it was and is a great museum. So educational, so full of gorgeous art!

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a wonderful museum, I always look forward to the annual special exhibit and although I've been to the museum many times,I always find some new corner to explore or artist to admire, There is a lot of information and history, so sweet.

Thank shitchcox
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We’ve been visiting the museum for many years and it’s always great to see The little changes they make year over year. The history and story of Monhegan is always interesting to me and my family and we cherish the small memories we’ve made knowing...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Everything you wanted to know about Monhegan but were afraid to ask ! Revealed through a well curated collection of artifacts and texts the Island ‘s history comes alive for all adults and children. Also visit the art gallery next door ! Incidentally ... there...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you are interested in History, do not miss this museum and talking to the docents. Being from Portsmouth, NH there are a lot of similarities between Monhegan and the Isles of Shoals. I was very interested in knowing more about Mohegan. We were too...More

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I must see if you're on Monhegan. The museum has lots of treasures from the island's past as well as a lovely art exhibit. If you're lucky, the lighthouse will be open and you can climb up and see the entire island.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

If you're a history buff, you'll love this museum. Packed with nautical artifacts! When you pay to go in, you'll also be able to visit the nearby gallery.

Thank kareyrhoda
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were really surprised by this jewel of a small museum. There were two shows, one featured a local artist, the other showed the history of Monhegan Island.

Thank Etienne P
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is the old lighthouse turned into a local museum. Most of what is on view consists of local artifacts/articles of limited interest. However, the museum ALSO has holdings of some major paintings by major artists (Kent, Hopper, Wyeth) who were inspired by Monhegan. Unfortunately...More

Thank Forrest C
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MonheganMuseum, Manager at Monhegan Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Every year we mount an exhibition in the gallery that focuses on a different artist or period in Monhegan art. This year's show is work by Andrew Winter http://monheganmuseum.org/exhibitions-2/ who lived year-round on the island from 1940 until his death in 1958. We also show...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Must see if you want to get the true history of the island and the lighthouse. The lighthouse is closed to visitors. What a let down. I enjoy looking inside these old structures, but the museum is great. Well worth the $10 admission fee.

Thank Mike B
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MonheganMuseum, Manager at Monhegan Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Sorry that you missed climbing the light tower! We try to have it open Thursdays and Sundays throughout the summer (weather permitting). We hope that you are able to see it on your next visit to the island!

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