Membership, Giving & Rental
April through December we are open Tuesday through Sunday, from 1 -5 PM. 
January through March we are open Thursday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM, or 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 $7 suggested donation for all others. Admission is by donation on Sunday.


​17​ Saturday - RESCHEDULED to begin November 7.
How to be a Cartoonist - cartooning classes for kids age 8 and up. 
Workshop on four Saturdays: October 17, 24, 31, and November 7, from 10:45 AM to 12 noon. The Workshop is $40, all materials included. Children ages 8 and older are welcome. Adults often sign up, too -- we don't discriminate. Learn more & sign up HERE.

17 Saturday, 2 PM Talk: Ed Uditis on Vintage Dive Gear
Some of the most-evocative items at the Custom House are the deep-sea dive helmets and gear on display in the museum lobby, on loan from professional diver Jay Kane, and dive historian Ed Uditis.
On Saturday,October 17, at 2 PM,collector, dive instructor, and trustee of the Historical Diving Society, Ed Uditis,will present a talk about the history of diving paraphernalia. Free for NLMS members, $6 all others. For reservations: call 860-447-2501.

20  Tuesday, 1 - 4 PM -- JIBBOOM CLUB # 1
Join Rob & Russ for good conversation, coffee and treats. Bring a friend.
​By donation, only. 
Fred Litty will be the speaker at the next Jibboom Club meeting to speak about his experiences on the US Navy Nuclear Research Vessel, the 
NR-1. As always, coffee and refreshments will be provided! Donations for refreshments, only.
The NR-1 sub performed Cold War operations so classified that its 10-man crews remain sworn to secrecy to this day. 
It had a claw to pick objects off the sea bed-crucial in the days when Americans and Soviets were tapping underground cables -- and even went in search of fragments from the Challenger space shuttle, which exploded during blast-o
ff in 1986. NR-1's remains have been put on display in Groton, Connecticut, where she was first launched in 1969. It's CT Submarine Century. 

17​ Tuesday, 1 - 4 PM -- JIBBOOM CLUB # 1 
Join Rob & Russ for good conversation, coffee and treats.
We're still celebrating the 225th anniversary of the US Coast Guard! 
Join maritime historian Norman Brouwer for a curator's tour of his current exhibition at the Custom House, above, and a talk on the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard.
It takes place Tuesday, November 17, at 1 PM.
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.  

​28 Saturday 10AM to 8 PM, Small Business Saturday
We'll be open in the MUSEUM SHOP from 10 AM to 8 PM with hot cider and ginger cookies. It's also New London Main Street's Celebration of Light & Song. Come on - Shop Local and support the Maritime Society, while keeping our downtown vibrant! 

29 Sunday at 2 PM, NLMS 2015 ANNUAL MEETING & Pierce Rafferty on Captain Thomas A. Scott Join us for a brief meeting, Pierce's terrific talk, and Light refreshments. Suggested donation is $5 for NLMS members, $10 for non-members. 
The MUSEUM SHOP will be open.
Two years ago, Pierce Rafferty, director of Fishers Island’s Henry L. Ferguson Museum, loaned us his , director of Fishers Island’s Henry L. Ferguson Museum, loaned us his authoritative exhibition on the building of Race Rock Light; the lighthouse was constructed between 1871 and 1878 by New London’s Captain T. A. Scott. Pierce will be back on Sunday, November 29 at 2 PM, to present an illustrated lecture that examines the full sweep of Captain Scott’s extraordinary career both in marine construction and salvaging countless wrecks in the region during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Free for NLMS members, $10 all others. For reservations: call 860-447-2501.

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

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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