Demos & Tours

Spotlight on Guinness Collection

Demonstrations are held every Tuesday – Sunday at 2 p.m. Join us!
A spectacular collection of mechanical musical instruments and automata are featured in the exhibition Musical Machines & Living Dolls from the Murtogh D. Guinness Collection.

  1913-2012: The Murtogh D. Guinness Legacy

                                                                                                                    Thursday, May 16th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Murtogh D. Guinness, c.1946

 Happy Birthday Murtogh!  Please join Museum staff as we celebrate a man, his life experiences, his collecting passion and his desire to see this unique automatic musical instrument & automata collection filling two NYC townhouses, somehow transform itself into one of the first permanent institutional exhibits & museum collections of its type in the America’s.

  Attendee’s will see & hear some of Mr. Guinness’ most favorite piece’s, gathered from around the world.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call 973-971-3706
Members $7
Non-Members $9


Gallery Tours

Participate in free docent-led gallery tours.
Our docents are on hand to describe the contents of the changing galleries most Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, 1:30-3:30.

Please call 973.971.3700 for more information regarding docent-led tours before your visit.