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Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A small gem and a new exhibit of Louis Comfort Tiffany's works

An impressive neo-classical building houses a collection of primarily American art, much of it... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
New London, Connecticut
Pretty and well maintained museum

We enjoyed the paintings from the american school (landscapes, end of XIX century). The museum is... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Groton, Connecticut
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The Lyman Allyn Art Museum welcomes visitors from New London, southeastern Connecticut and from all over the world. Established by a gift from Harriet Allyn in memory of her seafaring father, the museum opened the doors of its beautiful...more
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625 Williams St, New London, CT 06320-4199
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

An impressive neo-classical building houses a collection of primarily American art, much of it directly related to the region. It is remarkably progressive, both in its collections and its programs for schools and the community. Particularly beautiful is the gallery housing not only Tiffany lamps...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Sam Q, Director at Lyman Allyn Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed visiting the Lyman Allyn. We spent a good bit of effort creating a pleasurable and informative experience of Louis Comfort Tiffany's work, and are happy it is appreciated!

Reviewed 18 September 2018

We enjoyed the paintings from the american school (landscapes, end of XIX century). The museum is well organized, with plenty of space to display the art and also places for visitors to sit and admire it. Not all painting were to our liking but that's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great little museum for kids because of the size. Not overwhelming. Fun activities too. Some interesting artwork as well.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

My husband and I visited the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut on Sunday, April 22, 2018. The museum is housed in a unique neoclassical granite building in a very nice location near Connecticut College and the US Coast Guard Academy. The museum...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We spent at most a half an hour here. There were a few artists we really knew such as Church and and Homer, but the majority were new to us. This isn’t a big museum, it it was nice for the area. We enjoyed the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

All museums deserve our praise. This was nice, but there were not enough famous works to get me to go back. There was a Cole and a Church as well as a Wyeth etc.. but it was only average.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited to take in the Weir exhibit, which was very well done and a nice compliment to an earlier stop at Weir Farm. The area where the usual exhibits are kept was closed for renovations, so we didn't get any feel for what they...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

This small museum is in a lovely old building but has very little on exhibit right now due to renovations. Instead drive through the campus of Connecticut College where it is located to view the lovely stone buildings of this fine traditional college. The Admissions...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ellentravels
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is one of New London's treasures. It is filled with shiny marble stairs and high ceilings. The collections rotate but there is a lovely constant collection of oils, American Furniture, a life size doll house and an old wooden model...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The collection of antique, locally made furniture is especially nice. This museum is small but well curated.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Bev A
2 February 2015|
Response from Sam Q | Property representative |
Hello, I'd be happy to try to help. If you could forward an image to me, that would be a great start. From the description you provided, it seems like it could be a print or a poster. Do you know if that's the case, or could... More