The museum consists of mostly self-guided exhibits. Tours of the first floor will be offered every half hour (as interest permits) or as visitors arrive on weekdays. If you are interested in a tour of the first floor, please let our docent know when you arrive.
The first [main] floor of the Lambert Castle Museum contains historical period rooms that interpret the Castle’s past as the home of Catholina Lambert, one of nineteenth-century Paterson’s most prominent silk textile manufacturers. These rooms incorporate many of Lambert’s original possessions as well as other historical items from the PCHS collections. Docents will answer questions as museum visitors make their way around the first floor rooms.
Complementing the period rooms, the second floor of Lambert Castle Museum features several long-term exhibition galleries: folk art gallery; “Curiosities From The Collections” gallery; Julian Rix (prominent local artist) gallery; Great Falls gallery; portrait gallery; and local history gallery.
Please Note: The historical period rooms and exhibitions at Lambert Castle Museum are open for only ten months-a-year, from mid-December through mid-October. During the other eight weeks, exhibitions are closed for the Museum’s largest annual fund-raising event, The Holiday House Boutique (please check the PCHS homepage for details about the Boutique and the exact dates of this year’s exhibition schedule).
Lambert Castle is accessible to individuals with mobility limitations. Our facility has elevator access to all floors and disabled toilet stalls for both genders. Persons in extra wide wheelchairs may not be able to access all floors. Visitors who are visually-impaired may make an appointment for a guided tour, however, most exhibition text is in large print (18 point or larger). There are currently no special accommodations for the hearing-impaired in our permanent exhibitions, however, we try to include such accommodations into our changing exhibits. Please call 973-247-0085 ext. 201 for more information.