If you’re in Maine, USA and looking for something wacky to do then visit this very unique Maine museum where you can see the world’s largest collection of umbrella covers. An umbrella cover is that material sleeve that is pulled over an umbrella to keep it together when it’s not in use. At the Umbrella Cover Museum Maine, owner Nancy 3 Hoffman, began collecting umbrella covers when she found she had a few spare ones lying about the house. The collection grew until it reached an incredible 730 covers of every color, pattern, shape and size. Each umbrella cover has a special story and history and there are covers from 44 countries around the world.
Where: 62-B Island Avenue, Peaks Island, off Maine
When: The museum is open in the summer months until Labor Day from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 5pm. It is closed on Monday and Sunday afternoons.
Getting There: take one of the Casco Bay ferries from Portland, the ferry ride takes about 20 minutes. The museum is a 5 minute walk from the ferry landing, just go up the hill and turn left.
Contact: info@UmbrellaCoverMuseum.org or 207-939-0301