Membership, Giving & Rental
January through March, we are open Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.
April through December we are open Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 -5 PM. 

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 $7 suggested donation for all others. Admission is by donation on Sunday.


JANUARY
We reopen for the Winter Season on Thursday, January 7. 
January through March, the Custom House and the MUSEUM SHOP are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.



FEBRUARY
13  Saturday, 10 AM to 12:30 PM - Time In A Bottle: A Valentine Workshop --with poet Kate Rushin
Explore your creativity to make a one-of-a-kind gift for a friend, family member, your valentine, or yourself - Saturday, February 13, 10 AM.In this hands-on workshop, poet and teaching artist Kate Rushin will guide participants as they write their own 'message in a bottle.'Come and be inspired by songs, poems and accounts of love messages tossed into the sea. Feel free to bring special objects ( a photo, a key, a shell, a feather, a marble) to place in the bottle along with your wishes, dreams, and declarations. Choose from bottles and materials provided to create your designs, or bring your own.Honor a loved-one. Commemorate a special occasion. Make someone laugh. Create your own special Valentine.  Saturday, February 13, 10 AM to 12:30 PM. $30. Call 860-447-8700 & register.


14  Sunday,  2 PM  -  A Valentines Day Concert with Treble Play
Allyn Donath, harp; Anne Megan, oboe; Irene Rissi, violin.
$12 NLMS members, $15 non-members
Space is limited; please call 860-447-2501 to reserve your space.

MARCH


APRIL 
19​ Tuesday, 1 - 4 PM -- JIBBOOM CLUB # 1 
Join Rob & Russ for good conversation, coffee and treats.
The Jibboom Club meets monthly, April through November, on the third Tuesday of the month for a speaker's program, coffee, cupcakes, and good conversation. Donation for refreshments, only.  

​20 Wednesday - SAVE THE DATE - special Lighthouse Symposium
& Author talk with Eric Jay Dolin. Details to come.



​date TBD - How to be  Cartoonist, with Jon Buller
Will be scheduled this Spring on four consecutive Saturdays.






SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
226th Anniversary of the US Customs Service & the 180th Anniversary of New London's US Custom House. 

A History of U.S. Revenue Cutter Service and U.S. Coast Guard Sail Training Vessels curated by Norman Brouwer


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 $7, free for NLMS members and children age 14 and under. Be sure to visit our Museum Shop for books & gifts with New London maritime & special exhibition themes.
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