L. C. Bates Museum at Good Will - Hinckley

L.C. Bates Museum

Please Note: Due to Covid-19, the Museum is closed until further notice.

The L.C. Bates Museum is an early 20th Century Museum full of unique cabinets of curiosities and Maine wildlife dioramas.  Discover the Wonders of Nature. Explore exhibits of art, Maine Native American Baskets, Minerals, and Maine History and Archaeology.  Experience Maine's natural beauty first hand on our forest walking trails.


  • Family Discovery Activities

  • School and Group Programs

  • Self-Guided Tours

  • Outreach Programs

  • Discovery Backpacks

  • Birthday Parties

  • Art & Nature Exhibits


  • Picnic Area

  • Plenty of Free Parking

  • Gift Shop

  • Arboretum

  • Nature Trails

  • Fern Walk & Butterfly Garden

Please click here to see the new website done by Colby College students to learn about the history of the Museum and even take a virtual tour.


Have you ever visited

Good  Will-Hinckley's hidden gem - the L.C. Bates Museum?


This video will give you a preview of this natural history and cultural museum.

Satisfy your curiosity...

Visit the L.C. Bates Museum Today!

The National Endowment for the Humanities recently featured the L.C. Bates Museum in its 50 States of Preservation project, a series that shines a light on how small and mid-sized museums across the country are helping to preserve the nation's cultural heritage.


Adults - $3.00

Youth Under 18 - $1.00

Group Rates Available


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Become a Museum Member and get free admission!

14 Easler Road, PO Box 159

Hinckley, ME 04944

(207) 238-4250 (Phone)

(207) 238-4007 (Fax)


Museum Hours

Summer Hours

April to Mid-November:

Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. -

10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Sun. - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Other times by appointment (call 207-238-4250)

Winter Hours

November to March:

Open by appointment or chance, usually... 

Wed. - Sat. 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


Tel: 207-238-4000

Fax: 207-238-4007

Email: info@gwh.org

16 Prescott Drive

PO Box 159

Hinckley, ME 04944

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