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Lyman Allyn Art Museum

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is located in New London, Connecticut and was founded in 1926 by Lyman Allyn's daughter Harriet Upson Allyn. Its collection … See more


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Sep 18, 2022
Presently there is an exhibit running from September 10 through November 6 which is worth viewing. "Album of Flowers/Interesting Times" places still life flowers against a background of 2016 edition… Full review by AdventureDiva
Jul 13, 2022
We went to see the Picturing Mystic exhibit which was fun. We learned a bit about Mystic, Stonington and Noank. We were not aware of the art colony there. We spent time with that exhibit and the … Full review by Meander308939
Oct 28, 2021
Luster an exhibition and cars and bikes was very different and interesting. The nautical paintings are wonderful too. Staff very pleasant and helpful Full review by Victoria T


Over 17,000 Objects From Ancient Times to the Present
In 1926, lifelong New London resident Harriet Upson Allyn bequeathed funds to create a museum for the community in memory of her father, Captain Lyman Allyn, who had found great success in whaling, banking, insurance and railroad industries. Situated between Connecticut College and the United States Coast Guard Academy, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum opened in 1932 in a beautiful neoclassical granite building designed by the renowned architect Charles A. Platt. The permanent collection includes over 17,000 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. With 12 acres of gardens and lawns, the Museum grounds are used in conjunction with sculpture exhibits and for summer festivals and concerts. To this day, the Museum is always free to New London residents. More Museum history is available on our website, The museum is located at 625 Williams Street, New London, Connecticut, exit 83 off I-95. The museum is open year round Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 - 5:00 pm; closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $12 adults, $9 seniors, $7 active military personnel, $5 students, FREE children under 12. For more information call 860.443.2545, ext. 2129. Engaging and informative content about Museum exhibits, programs, and collection highlights, plus overall fun facts are posted daily to the Lyman Allyn’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram platforms. A visit to Lyman Allyn Art Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our New London vacation planner to plot your vacation.

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