• The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum - Brunswick, Maine

      See a sledge that explorer Robert E. Peary took to the North Pole and many other artifacts from the Far North! Both Peary and explorer Donald B. MacMillan led multiple expeditions to the Arctic. While Peary's claim that he reached the geographic North Pole is still questioned, he did add much to knowledge about the Inuits' survival methods and travel in the Far North. MacMillan's expeditions collected items that form the basis of the museum's extensive Arctic collection. Located on the Bowdoin College campus, Bowdoin has long been involved in Arctic studies. Both men graduated from here. Research has concentrated mainly on Greenland, Labrador, Baffin and Ellesmere Islands. Permanent exhibitions focus on the natural and cultural diversity of the Arctic, while changing exhibits explore a variety of themes.

      If you go:
      Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday 2 PM to 5 PM. Free. The museum is located on the main floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Hands-on tours can be arranged in advance. Call about handicapped accessibility.


      Bowdoin College
      9 South Campus Drive
      Brunswick, Maine 04011 USA

      Mailing address:
      Bowdoin College
      9500 College Station
      Brunswick, ME 04011-8495 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
      +1 (207) 725-3416