AAA Editor Notes
Morris Museum is 2.5 mi. e. on CR 510 at 6 Normandy Heights Rd. Housed in the Frelinghuysen mansion at Twin Oaks, the collection includes some 48,000 items representing the decorative and fine arts, costumes and textiles, natural science, anthropology, mineralogy and paleontology. A highlight is the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection: Musical Machines & Living Dolls, a permanent exhibit that displays more than 150 mechanical musical instruments and automata, most dating to the 19th century; a viewable storage area houses another 550 pieces.
Other permanent exhibitions are Dinosaur Den, an exploration of dinosaurs that lived 65 million years ago, the American Indian Gallery and galleries devoted to rocks, minerals and mammals. The museum also has a significant costume collection, which is drawn on for annual costume exhibitions. Changing exhibits are featured as well.