The museum is open seven days a week, from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Your upcoming museum experience might be a little different than what you’re used to, but we have developed some fun new ways for you to explore Maine’s incredible maritime culture. Here’s what you can expect.

We are following all guidelines to ensure our guests have a fantastic time exploring Maine’s maritime culture! To encourage physical distancing, we’ve laid out markers set 1 fathom (6 feet) apart, designated suggested routes through spaces, and posted the maximum occupancy outside each building/exhibit space. Guests and staff must wear face coverings while on campus.

Here is a list of all of the buildings and spaces that are currently open to guests:

  • Main exhibit galleries
  • Percy & Small Shipyard
  • Kramer Blacksmith Shop
  • Paint & Treenail Shop
  • Mill and Joiner Shop
  • Small Craft Collection
  • Lobstering & the Maine Coast
  • Museum Store

Plus, during the summer months guests can enjoy a variety of traditional skills demonstrations outdoors in the shipyard, including blacksmithing, wood carving, building a wooden boat, milling lumber, making treenails, steam bending, and more!

We  are pleased to offer a new audio tour to guide your exploration of the Percy & Small Shipyard – simply scan the QR code at the museum to enjoy the tour on your phone! Guided shipyard tours will resume in mid-May. Details available at the Admissions Desk.

Our on-site cafe is currently closed. Guests are welcome to bring food and nonalcoholic drinks to enjoy in the shipyard or south campus. Picnic tables and trash cans/recycling are available. You are also welcome to return to the campus with your admission sticker if you’d like to visit one of our local dining options. Find a list of our currently open Business Partners here. (Food and drink are not permitted inside the galleries or historic buildings.)

We’re all in the same boat, so please join the museum crew in observing the following:

  • Wear a face covering
  • Maintain 1 fathom (6 feet) of physical distance from others
  • Follow the recommended pathways through gallery spaces
  • Respect the posted capacity limits on buildings
  • Swab the deck! (Your hands. Wash your hands.)