Art, Sound, Motion…the Morris Museum has it all. From fine arts, exhibitions, and art classes to performances at the Bickford Theatre, experience the inspiration and excitement of this Morris County gem, New Jersey’s only Smithsonian affiliate. Located inside a Gilded Age mansion, the Morris Museum was established in its current location in 1964.  Its collection includes Native American artifacts, model trains, dinosaurs, geological specimens, a robust costume collection, and the world-renowned Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Machines and Automata.  There are a number of dramatic spaces that can be booked for weddings or other social events.

Of Special Note:

  • The museum is a popular place to host a wedding or event: have a look here
  • Pay what you wish on the second and third Thursdays of each month (from 4 pm – 8 pm)
  • Children’s Theatre programming and school vacation activities are locally popular
  • National Live Theatre broadcasts are held regularly in the Bickford Theatre
  • New Jersey’s first and only Smithsonian affiliate partnership provides Morris Museum access to Smithsonian traveling exhibitions, expert guest speakers, educational materials, and much more

Huffington Post’s “Top 25 Reasons to Visit Northern New Jersey Now”

Check out current exhibits: Ongoing-Exhibits page.



Contact info

6 Normandy Hts Blvd * Morris Township * NJ 07960

until April 2021, public hours are weekends ONLY. 11-5 on Saturday, and Noon-5 on Sunday (with the 11AM hour for members only).


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