Membership, Giving & Rental
January through March, we're open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.

April through December, we're open six days a week -- Tuesday through Sunday --  every day except Monday, 1 to 5 PM. We're also open by appointment. Call 860-447-2501.

Address: 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320  860-447-2501

Admission: The Custom House Maritime Museum is always FREE for current members, individuals with current military or USCG cadet ID and children under age 14 (with adult), admission is a $5 suggested donation for all others. Admission is by donation on Sunday.

FEBRUARY
Matt Beaudoin, of Mystic Knotwork, artist talk
CANCELED Sunday, February 22, at 2 PM 
RESCHEDULED Sunday, March 22, at 2 PM
​Matt Beaudoin will give an artist talk about maritime knots and his grandfather's passion for knotting at the Custom House.Free.
This winter, we're exhibition the extravagant rope work of two generations of local maritime knotters: Alton Beaudoin & Mystic Knotwork: A Family of Knotters.

Lighthouse Volunteer meeting
Wednesday, February 25, at 12 non
Join us as we plan the summer ahead. Volunteers give lighthouse boat tours, run special events, staff our table at downtown events - all summer long. It's a great group and lots of fun!
Lighthouse activities run from mid-June through October. 860-447-2501.



MARCH  
SEAL WATCH boat trips
Sunday, March 1, 10 AM -12:30 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2 - 4:30 PM

All trips feature cookies & hot chocolate & free admission to the Custom House Maritime Museum! The boat leaves from downtown New London's City Pier.
Find out more and buy tickets: brownpapertickets.com


Matt Beaudoin,of Mystic Knotwork, artist talk
Sunday, March 22, at 2 PM 
Matt Beaudoin will give an artist talk about maritime knots and his grandfather's passion for knotting at the Custom House.Free.
This winter, we're exhibition the extravagant rope work of two generations of local maritime knotters: 



SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
Race Rock Light, curated by Pierce Rafferty 

Alton Beaudoin & Mystic Knotwork 
A Family of Knotters



PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS
AMISTAD: A True Story of Freedom
a new permanent exhibition

Vintage Dive Helmets on loan from Jay Kane, of Shoreline Diving, and dive historian Ed Uditis. 

One Small Boat by David McCulloch
Our favorite small-boat builder, David McCulloch of Old Lyme, has brought in three of his hand-built boats. The 14-foot paddle canoe, designed by Jon Persson of Essex, weighs 39 pounds. The 12-foot kayak, with a heat-shrunk aircraft dacron cover, is David's own design and weighs just 20 pounds! Are they canoes or kayaks? Read David's answer click >> here.


Montesi Ship Models
On view in our Lower Level Dan Wolverton Ship Model Gallery.




The Custom House Maritime Museum is OPEN all year!
January through March, we're open Thursday through Sunday from 1—5 PM, & by appointment - call: 860-447-2501. 

April through December, museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday), from 1—5 PM, & by appointment - call: 860-447-2501. 

Admission is $5, free for NLMS members and children age 14 and under, and by donation, only, every Sunday! Be sure to visit our Museum Shop for books & gifts with New London maritime & special exhibition themes.
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