Highest-rated specialty museums in New Jersey, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in New Jersey, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in New Jersey on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#15. The Doo Wop Preservation League Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (101 reviews)
- Address: 4500 Ocean Avenue, Wildwood, NJ 08260
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#14. Fritz Behnke Historical Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (11 reviews)
- Address: 330 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ 07652-1508
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#13. Waterloo Village Historic Site

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (43 reviews)
- Address: Waterloo Village Road, Stanhope, NJ 07874
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#12. Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (16 reviews)
- Address: 165 Mulberry St Located within Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 07102-3607
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#11. Morris Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (143 reviews)
- Address: 6 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960-4627
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#10. Cape May Fire Department Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (68 reviews)
- Address: 643 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2324
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#9. Tuckerton Seaport

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (139 reviews)
- Address: 120 W Main St, Tuckerton, NJ 08087-2237
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#8. Insectropolis, the Bugseum of New Jersey

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Address: 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755-1207
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#7. Friar Mountain Model Railroad Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (19 reviews)
- Address: 240 Demarest Rd, Sparta, NJ 07871-3481
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#6. Paterson Museum

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (76 reviews)
- Address: 2 Market St, Paterson, NJ 07501-1726
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#5. Avalon History Center

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (6 reviews)
- Address: 215 39th St, Avalon, NJ 08202-1648
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#4. Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (180 reviews)
- Address: 112 N Main St, Robbinsville, NJ 08561-3209
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#3. Ripley's Believe It or Not!

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (407 reviews)
- Address: 1441 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-7144
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#2. Silverball Retro Arcade Asbury Park

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (624 reviews)
- Address: 1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-6289
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#1. Cape May Lighthouse

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (2,076 reviews)
- Address: 215 Lighthouse Avenue Cape May Point State Park, Cape May, NJ 08204
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