York County Museum

Find York County Maine museums, such as art museums and galleries, childrens museums, natural history museums, science centers and discovery museums. Museums provide exhibits related to modern and fine arts, history, science and nature, dinosaurs, engineering and more.


Biddeford Mills Museum 2 Main Street Biddeford ME 04005 207-229-6387


Brick Store Museum 117 Main Street Kennebunk ME 04043 207-985-4802

Friends of Alfred Shaker Museum 118 Shaker Hill Road Alfred ME 04002 207-324-9630

Johnson Hall Museum 2713 Post Road Wells ME 04090 207-985-0015

Kennebunkport Maritime Museum Ocean Avenue Kennebunkport ME 04046 207-967-4195

Kittery Historical and Naval Museum 200 Rogers Road Kittery ME 03904 207-439-3080

Museums of Old York 207 York Street York ME 03909 207-363-4974

Ogunquit Heritage Museum 86 Obeds Lane Ogunquit ME 03907 207-646-0296

Ogunquit Museum of American Art 543 Shore Road Ogunquit ME 03907 207-646-4909

Saco Museum 371 Main Street Saco ME 04072 207-283-3861

Seashore Trolley Museum 195 Log Cabin Road Kennebunkport ME 04046 207-967-2712

Wells Auto Museum 1181 Post Road Wells ME 04090 207-646-9064

Who owns Museums?

Many Museums are owned and operated by private non-profit organizations established specifically for the purpose of running the Museum. Some cities and other local governments own Museums. Universities and colleges frequently own and operate Museums, which are often related to some area of research important to the institution. Museums may also be owned by businesses, foundations, and other private entities.

How are Museums funded?

Museums rely on four main categories of funding: government grants, private donations, earned revenue, and investment income. Earned revenue comes from programs, retail sales, and rentals. A relatively small portion comes from admission fees, as some Museums are free and many try to keep admission fees low to make Museum collections accessible to the public.

How many Museums are there in the U.S.?

Including Museums of all specialty and discipline types, there are estimated to be more than 35,000 Museums in the United States.