Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine

With this ‘unsettled’ early summer weather we’ve been having, it’s a perfect time to take in the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. There’s too may outstanding exhibits to  list – but historians, mariners, families and anyone in love with the sea will find it a memorable and satisfying visit. My kids and I visited the museum again today, we’re not quite regulars, but we’ve been there a few times. We always learn something new, and we especially enjoyed the War of 1812 exhibit.

Welcome to the Maine Maritime Museum!

Welcome to the Maine Maritime Museum!

 

Main Hall of the museum

Main Hall of the museum

 

Ben Franklin masthead from the 'Ben Franklin'

Ben Franklin masthead from the 'Ben Franklin'

 

Don't miss the giftshop on your way out!

Don't miss the giftshop on your way out!

 

HMS Boxer cannon..pretty cool!

HMS Boxer cannon..pretty cool!

 

Plaque from USS Enterprise canon, also very cool!

Plaque from USS Enterprise canon, also very cool!

 

Ship launching demonstration

Ship launching demonstration

The tugboat interactive exhibit is a hit with the kids.

The tugboat interactive exhibit is a hit with the kids.

 

Chart desk, tugboat interactive exhibit

Chart desk, tugboat interactive exhibit

 

The museum has a world-class marine art collection.

The museum has a world-class marine art collection.

 

Maine Maritime has some VERY cool and educational dioramas

Maine Maritime has some VERY cool and educational dioramas

 

The newly constructed 'Pirates Paradise' ship is a great playground for kids to blow off some steam.

The newly constructed 'Pirates Paradise' ship is a great playground for kids to blow off some steam.

 

The scale models of historic ships are simply AMAZING!

The scale models of historic ships are simply AMAZING!

 

There's a full-scale art installation of the 'Wyoming' on the museum campus. (a 400+ foot vessel!)

There's a full-scale art installation of the 'Wyoming' on the museum campus. (a 400+ foot vessel!)

 

My favorite image of the museum, part of their impressive lobstering exhibit.

My favorite image of the museum, part of their impressive lobstering exhibit.

 

 

 


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