• Upcoming Events

    1. Gingerbread House Workshop

      December 14 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    2. METC Architecture Tour

      December 15 from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    3. New Jersey Animals and Endangered Species

      January 8, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    4. Surveying the New Jersey Landscape Exclusive Members Only Opening

      January 23, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    5. New Jersey Animals of the 1800s: Red Fox

      January 27, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    6. #lookfortheriver: How “finding” lost waterways can help us adapt

      February 6, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    7. New Jersey Animals of the 1800s: Raccoon

      February 10, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    8. New Jersey Animals of the 1800s: Bald Eagle

      March 16, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    9. New Jersey Makers Day

      March 21, 2020 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    10. Conquering Everest

      March 26, 2020 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

After School @ the Museum

Learn more about our upcoming educational programs. Click here for more information!

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.

Shop Online!

Shop gifts, jewelry, and more from our Museum Store right online. Click here to shop!


Monday:   Closed
Tuesday–Saturday:   10am–4pm
Sunday*:  Noon-5pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
*Closed on Sundays in July and August


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