Street Address
406 South Pearl Street
New London, WI 54961
Mailing Address
406 South Pearl Street
New London, WI 54961
Monday - Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 1 PM
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Monday - Friday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, Saturdayclosed
Christine Cross, Director
phone: 920-982-8520


Today people from all over the country visit the museum every year to learn about local, natural and Native American history. Changing exhibits, events and educational programs keep our visitors involved and engaged in life-long learning. A growing preservation program at the museum ensures that generations to come will be able to discover history, science, art and explore a wider world at their local museum, the New London Public Museum.

Historic Walking Tour Books

The 2006 Walking Tour of Historic Homes includes a self-guided tour of 15 historic homes around the city with images and information. The 2008 Walking Tour of Historic Downtown features images and history of 22 New London buildings and businesses.


The purpose of the New London Public Museum is to preserve and promote our community's natural, native and historical culture for the benefit of the public.


In 1917 Charles F. Carr, local newspaper editor, donated his collection of natural history items as well as his personal collection of books to the New London Public Library. This collection became the core of the New London Public Museum. A building to house the museum was erected in 1932. In 1986 the library and museum buildings combined.

Artifacts Collections

  • Natural history
  • Local history
  • Native American history

Research Collections

  • Natural History
  • Local History archives
  • Native American history

Educational Programs

  • Changing exhibits
  • Educational discovery boxes that can be checked out for 2 weeks
  • Curiosity Series of lectures and workshops
  • Special events
  • Guided tours
  • In-house educational programs


Owned by the City of New London, oversight by New London Public Library/Museum Board of Directors


The New London Public Museum has extensive documentation of local and natural history including photos, journals and other records, which are available to researchers by appointment only. A study area is available to those who wish to utilize these resources. To set up an appointment for research contact the museum at 920-982-8520.

Access: General Public

Appointment required: Yes


Located in the lower level of the New London Public Library

Wheelchair Accessible



Lend a hand to help save history! New London Public Museum is always looking for people who are interested in learning new things, meeting other people and having a good time. At NLPM we have lots of exciting opportunities for volunteers.