Morristown, New Jersey: The Guinness Collection of Automata

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The Morris Museum

Address:
6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ
Directions:
The Morris Museum. I-287 exit 35. Turn east at the top of the ramp onto Madison Ave./Hwy 124. Turn left at the third stoplight onto Normandy Heights Rd. Cross Columbia Rd/Hwy 510, then turn into the first driveway on the left.
Hours:
T-Su 11-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
973-971-3700
Admission:
Adults $10.00
RA Rates:
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Morris Museum.

The Guinness Collection of Automata

Murtogh D. Guinness spent over 50 years collecting super-technical music machines and "living dolls," which you can now watch perform six days a week.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [03/14/2013]

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Automaton.

The Guinness Collection of Automata

Plan on a couple hours. The collection is large and it is part of a very good local museum. They have an interactive experience and a theater attached. I recommend checking hours for those bits.

[Molly, 07/25/2017]

Automata.

The Morris Museum - Musical Automata

The Morris Museum is a beautifully displayed eclectic collection of art, ethnographic, and science exhibits. The best part of the collection is the Mechanical Musical Instruments and 19th century Automata. It's worth the $10 admission for that exhibit alone. Daily at 2:00 pm there is a live demonstration of the working pieces, but they also have fantastic videos that show the automata in action.

There are lots of hands-on activities to keep little ones (and big ones) happy. Other exhibits running while we were there: Lego Art and Beards: The Long and Short of It. This place is on our list for a revisit!

[Sarah Gowan, 12/26/2013]

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