Morris Museum

6 Normandy Heights Rd.
Morristown, NJ 07960- Map It
(973) 971-3700

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. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
$10; $7 (ages 3-12 and 65+); free (ages 0-2 and military and up to five family members with ID); by donation (second and third Thurs. of the month 5-8 p.m.).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11-5 (also second and third Thurs. of the month 5-8), Sun. noon-5. Musical Machines & Living Dolls demonstrations are offered Tues.-Sun. at 2. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.