Attractions Category: Maine's MidCoast & Islands
Fawcett’s Antique Toy & Art Museum is located in Waldoboro Maine. The museum is housed in a nineteenth century country road house with ample parking right on U.S. Route 1. This unique and quirky museum is a truly American roadside attraction that exhibits an extensive collection of antique toys and popular comic art that is among the finest on public display anywhere in the United States today.
Fawcett’s Antique Toy Museum is filled with wonderful childhood memories of past American popular culture. The museum features antique and rare cartoon toys of all kinds. There are radio premiums and rare cereal boxes. World War II propaganda toys, and rare toys from around the world. Antique radios featuring western heroes and other comic characters. Popeye, Felix the Cat, Snow White, Betty Boop, puppets, paper toys, toy soldiers and so much more.
Fawcett’s Antique Toy & Art MuseumExhibits include Mickey Mouse and all his friends as they were originally crafted in the 1930s before they became modernized and plastic as they are today, one of the finest collections of Lone Ranger toys, art and memorabilia in the world including Lone Ranger comics and the original Lone Ranger paintings from WXYZ radio station, and an extensive collection of Betty Boop dolls and figurines.
The Toy Museum has two floors with six rooms of display and it will take about one hour see most of the collection. Much of the toys, posters and comics on display date from the first half of the 20th century. Rare 1930s Popeye and Jeep toys, a Lionel World War II, 1942 paper toy train, mint in-the-box, and original Disney Fantasia animation art are shown on display. There is a 1937 Hazelle’s marionette Thimble Theatre stage with Popeye, Olive Oyl and Wimpy. From the more recent past, you will see a life size Yoda and original Star Wars figures, including all the rare versions as well as Big Little Books and popular comics.
A visit to the museum has always been enjoyed by curious, intelligent adults. Please note that this is not an interactive museum for children. The museum welcomes all well-behaved children under the supervision of an adult.