Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday
10 am – 5 pm

1 – 5 pm


Last entry to the Museum is at 4 pm.

General Admission

Adults $12
Seniors $9
Active Military $7
Students $5
Museums for All
Adults with SNAP EBT Card
Children under 12, Members,
New London residents

Admission is always free for members. 
Learn more about membership

Late Nights

On the first Thursday of every month, September through May, last admission is extended to 7 pm. The Museum closes at 8:30 pm. 

Visit for Free

In order to provide greater community access to the Museum, we offer a selection of free admission options.

Free First Saturday

Free admission all day on the first Saturday of every month. Check our calendar for a list of Free First Saturday family programs.

Library Museum Passes

Check out a museum pass from your local library. Please inquire with your local libray’s circulation desk to see how many general admissions each pass covers. Click here for a list of public libraries in Connecticut.

Blue Star Museums

The Blue Star Museums program provides free admission for active-duty military and their immediate family members, up to five, Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Mother's Day

Free admission to all mothers and a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop.

Father's Day

Free admission to all fathers and a 10% discount in the Museum gift shop.

Your Birthday

Receive free admission on your birthday. It’s a little gift from us to you!

Museums for All

Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency based in Washington, DC. Visitors can present a SNAP EBT card to receive reduced admission of $3. This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours up to four individuals per EBT card. Children remain free. Learn more here

Connecticut Art Trail

Discover 24 museums and historic sites on the state-wide Connecticut Art Trail for only $35 ( a $120+ value). Explore diverse, quality collections rich in history and heritage, including European masterpieces, American Impressionism, ancient art and contemporary culture. You determine a one-year time-frame — we admit you to 22 museums.

To see a full list of participating museums and to purchase the Passport, visit You may also purchase a Passport at the Lyman Allyn’s admission desk. Make the Art Passport the centerpiece of your next travel experience


  • All public areas are wheelchair accessible.
  • The Museum has one wheelchair available to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call ahead to reserve.
  • A ramp is located at the Museum’s side entrance. Please ring the doorbell for assistance, as the door is not automatic.
  • A wheelchair accessible restroom is located on the first floor.
  • Gallery stools are available at gallery entrances to use on a first-come, first-served basis. Please inquire at the front desk if you can’t find them. 
  • The Lyman Allyn welcomes service dogs.
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