The Libby Museum of Natural History

A Museum of Natural History since 1912

Libby Museum

The Libby Museum, founded over 100 years ago by local resident and collector, Dr. Henry F. Libby, is the oldest natural history museum in New Hampshire. With an open vista of Lake Winnipesaukee, we are just 3 miles from downtown Wolfeboro.

The Museum collection is an unusual array of animals, birds, artifacts and oddities. Voted “America’s most eclectic small museum in 2014,” our artifacts are from as far as China and as near as the local woods. Much of our collection is displayed in the original antique “curiosity cabinets” of Dr. Libby’s, many of our taxidermy animals are openly displayed, and the building is a unique timber-frame structure built from trees felled from a nearby island. 

Come enjoy our children’s programs, nature path, and art exhibits. It's free to under 16 years and veterans, and just $5/ adult. We’re open Tues-Sat 10-4pm and Sunday 12-4pm (June 1st to Labor Day), then weekends to Columbus Day weekend.

Libby Entrance

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