Noyes Museum

733 Lily Lake Road
Oceanville, NJ 08231
(609) 652-8848

Places Nearby:
Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge
Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Barnegat Bay Decoy Museum
Warren Fox Nature Center
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Just the setting of this beautiful museum is sufficient enticement for frequent visits. Adjacent to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (see elsewhere in this guide), the modern, cedar-sided structure is nestled on the edge of Lily Lake. The four wing galleries, accented with natural wood, add to the perfect atmosphere for the presentation of the fine art exhibitions regularly scheduled here.

Founded in 1982 by Fred and Ethel Noyes, the Museum has been one of the Delaware Valley's best kept secrets for years. It is Southern Jersey's only fine arts museum, and it acquires, preserves, displays and interprets 19th and 20th century American art, craft and regional folk art, as well as an outstanding collection of vintage bird decoys.

The Museum features twelve to fourteen changing exhibitions annually, delighting visitors with something new and exciting every time. Painting, sculpture, and a variety of other media can be enjoyed. Many of New Jersey's most talented artists exhibit here, as well as great artists from around the entire Northeast.

The Noyes is a family museum. A full calendar of events offers exceptional programs and activities, including frequent "Meet the Artist" Days, when visitors can meet these creative people and discover first hand the techniques they use to create their works. The "Young at Art" student gallery features exciting projects by students from Southern Jersey schools. Concerts, lectures, poetry readings, children's workshops, and family festivals are among the other great activities that take place here. Call for a calendar.

Adult Groups and School Groups can enjoy educational Guided Tours. Groups should consist of 6 or more people.

Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10am - 4:30 pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm. Open until 8pm on Thursday. Closed on national holidays.




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Groups: Discounts available for Groups of 10 or more. Call for details.

Group Reservations: About 2 weeks in advance.

Lunch: Picnic area available.

Handicapped Access: Accessible.

Directions: I-76 East to Rt. 42 East (N/S Expwy) to Atlantic City Expwy. Exit at Garden State Pkwy North. Exit at Atlantic City Service Plaza at Milepost 41; follow signs for Jim Leeds Rd. Turn right onto Leeds and bear left at Great Creek Rd. Continue 3 miles to Rt. 9. Turn right onto Rt. 9 South, drive 1/10 mile and turn left onto Lily Lake Rd. 60 - 90 minutes from of Philadelphia.

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