Upcoming METC Events

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

ShoeBox Recycling Collection - $1 off admission for donation

April 1 - April 30 $1 Admission for Donation of Gently Used Shoes During the month of April, bring gently used shoes to… Read More

Children’s Craft - Wool Felted Easter Bunnies

Saturday, April 8 1 - 3 PM $5 per child, includes admission to museum Learn the craft of wool felting & make an… Read More

Spring Break Drop-In Crafts at METC

Join the Education Staff at METC for some fun drop-in crafts during Spring Break! April 11 - April 14 Visit anytime between 11… Read More

Container Gardening with Beth Riley

April 29, 1PM, $8/$5 for METC Members and Seniors. Register Online! As part of our exhibit related public program series, Beth Riley (who created METC's own… Read More


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


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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


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…

Preview Our Collection

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