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Umbrella Cover Museum

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Address: 62B Island Ave, Peaks Island, ME 04108-1221
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Who Knew? My Wife discovered this treasure!

My wife loves umbrellas and was so happy to discover this tiny museum. She donated several from her collection & the owner/director was very appreciative. Quite the presentation... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
WRon
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

My wife loves umbrellas and was so happy to discover this tiny museum. She donated several from her collection & the owner/director was very appreciative. Quite the presentation. Peaks Island is a great destination...you can't miss this little shop when you visit

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Thank WRon
Poughkeepsie, New York
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212 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This quaint little museum has all sorts of umbrella covers from all over the world. It made me realize how unique our world truly is.

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Thank Noreen M
Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Umbrella covers. Why would these items - often discarded - be entertaining? Because of the stories of how they came to the museum, because of their former ownership, because the guide describes them in fanciful ways. Most recently I visited with college friends on their first trip to Maine. We laughed through the entire visit. I have also taken young... More 

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Thank Donald H
Barre, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was a one of a kind stop,as we were walking. The museum director was well informed,very fun presentation.My family loved the little song at the end of the presentation along with the little shakers.An experience that will give us laughs and stories to come.

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Thank Nancee444
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Speechless on this one- but I will say the curator is a hoot. It is just a quirky experience worth a look. You won't ever find this experience anywhere.

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Thank 147Adventure
York, Maine
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A grandma with an accordion sings a song about umbrella covers, an 'adult -only' umbrella cover room complete with special lighting and a multitude of interesting umbrella cover stories....for a donation based museum Fun and engaging. I especially liked that she was training to her grandson to be a guide (who was about 9) the day we were there! He... More 

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Thank BethMurphy2014
West Buxton, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Covers from around the world, very interesting. Even had entertainment for the visitors. The proprietor is a scream.

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Thank Gerry D
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Hadn't heard about this museum...and learned many new facts about umbrella covers. The woman was very entertaining.

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Thank Sheena M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

You're on the island so why not stop? Down the block from Brads Bike Shop, which I recommend to help you see the island, this little shack displays an unusual collection of norhing more than assorted umbrella covers- not umbrellas- just the covers. Quirky? Weird? Yes. But you can't help but admire the passion and you may find yourself mailing... More 

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Thank Christine F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We travelled on a lark to Peaks Island and ended up at the UCM. Having been to the Cryptozoology Museum, I am a fan of quirky museum but this is beyond that: it is a woman deciding to make her small part of the world the best she can. If you end up on peaks island, you must visit. It... More 

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