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Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Enjoy southeastern Connecticut's most distinguished collection of American and European fine and decorative art. Changing exhibitions include works from all over the world, from ancient times to the present. Stroll through our sculpture trail and 12 acres of gardens and lawns. Attend classes, concerts and lectures in our beautiful 1932 neo... Read More

Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the museum opened the doors of its beautiful neo-classical building in 1932. Today it houses a fascinating collection of more than 15,000 objects from ancient times to the present: artworks from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe, with particularly strong collections of American paintings, decorative arts, and Victorian toys and doll houses.  Outside, a sculpture trail highlighting 10 large scale works is surrounded by 12 acres of gardens and lawns.

The museum is particularly proud of its commitment to provide art education and cultural enrichment to the youth of the region, with over 4,000 school children visiting the museum each year. Through our Yellow Bus Fund, the Lyman Allyn collaborates with New London and southeastern Connecticut school systems to design and present art programs based on specific curriculum needs for students in grades pre-K through 12.

Throughout each year, the Lyman Allyn offers special programming including exhibition openings, lectures, educational opportunities, and musical events for families and the general public. Guided tours, self-guided exploration, and tours customized for a group’s needs or goals are all available. The museum and grounds are also available for personal and corporate event rentals.

Tour time: 1.5 hours

Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Gift Shop, Parking, Self-guided tours


Pricing: Adults $12, seniors $9, students $5, children under 12 free.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Groups Welcome, Guided Group Tours, Meeting/Event Facilities



625 Williams St.
New London, CT 06320


Tue.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5. Closed major holidays.

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