About Us

The Monmouth Museum is a Museum of Ideas, offering changing exhibitions and educational programs on art, science, nature and cultural history for visitors of all ages. The Monmouth Museum serves as a center for education and culture and is one of the largest private Museums in New Jersey.

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History

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The Monmouth Museum is a private, non-profit organization established in 1963 as the result of a needs assessment conducted by the Junior League of Monmouth County. Until 1973 exhibitions were housed in storefronts and other available temporary spaces. A permanent home for the Museum was built in 1974, entirely from private funds, on the Brookdale Community College campus, on a two acre site leased from the College. The Museum is one of the largest private museums in New Jersey, with an annual attendance exceeding 40,000.

Mission Statement

The Monmouth Museum, a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves.