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


​14 Sunday, 2 PM -- Todd A. Gipstein, 'IN THE SHADOW of the LIGHT',  Book Talk & Signing
FREE but space is limited and reservations are suggested : 860-447-2501.

16  Tuesday, 1 - 4 PM -- JIBBOOM CLUB # 1
​Maritime historian Norman Brower will speak about Maritime Folk Art
Join Rob & Russ for good conversation, coffee and treats. Bring a friend.
​By donation, only.

​20  Sentinels on the Sound activities commence

20 Saturday, 6:30 PM -- SEA to TABLE: SCALLOPS

21 Sunday (Fathers Day), 10 AM-4 PM -- 3rd Annual OPEN HOUSE at New London Harbor Light It's your opportunity to climb 119 steps into the lighthouse lantern! Donation. Call 860-227-8700 to schedule your 30-minute climb.
Postponed due to thunderstorms and low visibility. We will reschedule...

Jin Hi Kim Cross-Cultural Music Meditation WorkshopsMonday through Friday, June 22-26, with sessions at 10 to 10:45 AM or 11 to 11:45 AM, $50/week
This series of five consecutive-day workshops is a bi-cultural exposure to the basic aesthetics and concepts of Asian philosophy, music, and instruments. Through the five sessions, participants gain first-hand experience of the role music plays in meditation and the benefits it offers to develop a calm, focused group experience. Individuals and groups (up to 10) may sign up for the workshops. Find out more and sign up at Call Susan at 860-447-8700 with questions. 

             PLEASE CLICK HERE to see our complete list of SUMMER     
             We offer lighthouse boat tours every weekend through 
             October 25!

How to be a Cartoonist, with Jon Buller, for kids age 8 and up. Four Saturdays, July 11 - August 1, 10:45 AM to 12 noon. $40. Register HERE.

Race Rock Light, curated by Pierce Rafferty 

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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