• Upcoming Events

    1. Summer Camp: Nature Art

      August 20 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    2. Summer Camp: The Trades of METC

      August 21 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    3. Summer Camp: Junior Archeologist

      August 22 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    4. Summer Camp: Junior Archeologist

      August 23 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    5. Downtown Concert Series – Jumping the Gun Band

      August 23 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    6. Summer Camp: 1960s

      August 27 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    7. Summer Camp: 1960s

      August 28 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    8. Drop In Craft: Leather Stamping

      August 29 from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
    9. Downtown Concert Series – Hatchet Jack

      September 6 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    10. New Jersey Cider: From George Washington to the Ironbound

      September 12 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

METC and DDC's Free Summer Concert Series

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Now Open!

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Sweet Treats: Desserts & Delicacies from the Garden State will indulge your senses in the rich culinary
traditions that find their roots here in the Garden State. The exhibit features historic cookware, and draws from local recipes to help shape our understanding of the expertise and artisanship involved in creating these special dishes, many of which continue to be enjoyed today.

Jersey Cider: From George Washington to the Ironbound

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Join METC for a celebration of NJ’s earliest adult beverage on September 12 at 7pm. Sample Jersey’s own Ironbound Hard Cider, appetizers from Bottle Hill Tavern, and learn some fun facts about Newark’s history as the home of America’s most beloved cider. Tickets are $35 nonmembers $30 for members. Click here to register!

Hours

Monday:   Closed
Tuesday–Saturday:   10am–4pm
Sunday*:  Noon-5pm
Closed on Easter, Sunday, April 21 and Independence Day, Thursday, July 4
*Closed on Holidays and Sundays in July and August

Admission

Adults – $5
Students, Children and Adults 62+ – $3
Members & Children under 6 – FREE
Family Maximum Rate – $15.00
Guided Tours (by appointment only) – $8.00 per person

More About METC

METC Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire a connection with New Jersey’s history, culture, trades, and crafts. Read More…

Our Historic Building

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is housed in the James Library building, built 1899-1900 to house the Madison Public Library. The architectural style is Richardsonian Romanesque Revival. Read More…

Visitor Center & Gift Shop

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts has a lovely gift shop filled with many distinctive and affordable items. Stop by when you come to visit! Read More…

Highlights from the METC Collection

METC receives an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State