Due to the impending inclement weather, our concert with Hatchet Jack scheduled for tonight, September 6, has been postponed. Check back soon for updates.

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Smithsonian Museum Day

      September 21 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    2. Yoga for Youngsters @ METC

      September 23 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    3. After School @ the Museum: Innovative Women of New Jersey

      September 24 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    4. Maritime New Jersey: Oceans & Beaches

      September 25 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    5. Surviving the 19th Century

      September 25 from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    6. Celebrating 50 Years of METC: Annual Benefit Dinner

      September 27 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    7. After School @ the Museum: Innovative Women of New Jersey

      October 1 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    8. Maritime New Jersey: Ships

      October 2 from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    9. Yoga for Youngsters @ METC

      October 7 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    10. After School @ the Museum: Innovative Women of New Jersey

      October 8 from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

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.

METC After School Programs

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Looking for a fun and educational after school activity for your children? Click here to learn more about METC’s After School Program!

Hours

Monday:   Closed
Tuesday–Saturday:   10am–4pm
Sunday*:  Noon-5pm
Closed on Sunday September 1st & Labor Day
*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