Mary Mattingly's Open Ocean
Mary Mattingly has immersed herself in the collections vault in search of “evidence of how the sea has always challenged the rigidity of modern, terrestrial life; how its very nature permits a different tenor of creativity.”Learn More
Streamlined: From Hull to Home
Presenting Mystic Seaport Museum collections items rarely shown, this exhibition charts the progress of streamlining from naval engineering through design/manufacturing, and into our everyday vocabulary. Featuring boats, outboard motors, and images from the Rosenfeld Collection, along with household objects and advertisements, it's a perfect summer exhibit.Learn More
J.M.W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate
Mystic Seaport Museum, in partnership with Tate, London, will host a major monographic exhibition devoted to the watercolors of one Britain’s greatest painters: J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Mystic Seaport Museum will be the only North American venue for the exhibition.Learn More
Find Your Adventure
Climb aboard the last wooden whale ship in the world. Meet blacksmiths, coopers, printers, and shipwrights in an authentic setting. View world-class exhibitions in our five galleries. See the stars in our planetarium and take a waterfront cruise.
Streamlined is a beautiful exhibit! Lots of room to fully enjoy the artifacts. Saw my same juicer there that I still use, and many other items that I have used in the past. The boats and models are gorgeous, the motors so unique. Don’t wait, go now!
If you love boats and ships this is the place to go. My favorite thing is you can go to the boathouse and rent a rowboat or sailboat and cruise around the harbor. How many museums let you play with their toys?
Had a wonderful, full day exploring the old ships. The volunteers were knowledgeable and enjoyed telling stories about the ships' history, and the restoration work. Also got a peek at the Mayflower II being refurbished.
I have been many times as a child, and just spent 2 days in Mystic and at the Seaport with my own children, ages 5 and 3. We had the best time. Great activities for the kids and adults. Time and money well spent - educational, different, uplifting, and interesting.
Great family experience! My kids loved touring the boats, candle making, boat building and blacksmith welding with Bill. The views are amazing and most of staff was excellent. Highly recommend!
Explore the Museum
Mystic Seaport Museum is an experience. With ongoing activities, events and exhibitions there’s always something to do. Did you know the Museum also has a world-class collection of fascinating maritime art and objects? Learn about the collection and the research being done at the Museum.Learn More