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Upcoming METC Events

Happy Birthday METC!

Saturday, February 18, 10 AM - 4PM - Cake at the Museum! Come celebrate the 48th birthday of the Museum of Early Trades &… Read More

Fleece to Shawl Demonstration

Sunday, February 26 12:30 - 4:30 PM Included with Admission to METC Come see Anne Choi of Middle Brook Fiberworks and her talented… Read More

Tooth Fairy Party

Tuesday, February 28 4 - 5 PM For ages 3-6 $5 per child Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day with the METC education staff… Read More

The Tools and Steps for a Beautiful Spring Garden

Presented by Bill Moran of the Rutgers Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau Sunday, March 12 2 PM $8/$5 for METC Members Register Online! Come… Read More

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Friday, March 31 4-5 PM For ages 3-6 $5 per child Bring your stuffed animals to METC for crafts, treats and stories. Tuck… Read More

More About METC

METC Mission Statement

Our mission is to foster the understanding, cultivation, and appreciation of America’s past by presenting and interpreting the history, culture, and lives of the inhabitants of New Jersey from its earliest settlement through the present day. 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…

Museum 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…


Monday:   Closed
Tuesday–Saturday:   10am–4pm
Sunday*:  Noon-5pm
*Closed on Holidays and Sundays in July and August


Adults – $5
Students, Children and Adults 65+ – $3
Members & Children under 6 – FREE
Family Maximum Rate – $15.00
Guided Tours (by appointment only) – $8.00 per person


“The children learned first-hand what their day would have been like 200 years ago.”

Montessori Children’s Academy

Short Hills

“The enthusiasm of the instructors was contagious! Hands-on project made the learning authentic. After the program the kids could not stop talking about how much they enjoyed the program.”

James Caldwell School


A New Benefit for
Thirteen, WLIW, and NJTV Members!
2-for-1 Admission and
10% Museum Shop Discount!

Thirteen Membercard
WLIW21 Membercard
NJTV Membercard

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