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Lyman Allyn Art Museum

625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320
+1 860-443-2545
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Worth a stop if in the area

We spent at most a half an hour here. There were a few artists we really knew such as Church and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kay M
Augusta, GA
via mobile
Good but not great

All museums deserve our praise. This was nice, but there were not enough famous works to get me to... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Sag Harbor, New York
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One gallery of this museum's diverse American collection is dedicated to Connecticut Impressionism.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good58%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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625 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320
+1 860-443-2545
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Kay M
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.

Thank jwreed12
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

Thank travlelf
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

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

Thank Maureen H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Thank Canadiancitylover
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I have gone to the Lyman Allyn several times with family (and I quickly chose a favorite painting). There are days when the museum is free or discounted, so schedule your visit carefully. It's a smaller museum than many, so you can be sure to...More

1  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 11 August 2016

A nicely maintained local art museum, but done professionally in a purpose-built building. Modern sculptures outside, historic oil paintings inside.

Thank Tours-of-Scotland
Reviewed 7 April 2016

Was once a general museum and now just art. A range from conventional to modern. Nobody there but a "guard" college student and a lady at the entrance desk. Take your time.

Thank c0llegehill
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum is a small museum with some very nice examples of American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts. I would recommend that you start with galleries on your left as you enter the main floor, and work your way chronologically. You get...More

2  Thank Essem W
Sam Q, General Manager at Lyman Allyn Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2015

We're so glad you enjoyed our museum. We are focused on providing more and more to see and do. I hope you will come again to see new shows upstairs over the course of the next several months. Just after Labor Day 2016 we will...More

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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