Who here grew up playing with toy cars? I definitely have fond memories of racing my favorite Hot Wheels – but before there were Hot Wheels, there were Matchbox cars. These die-cast collectible cars were one of the most popular toy brands for decades, since their introduction in 1953, and they expanded to produce not just cars but vehicles of all kinds. Many kids no doubt had massive collections of Matchbox cars – but nothing like the ones found at the Matchbox Road Museum in Newfield, a one-of-a-kind small-town museum in NJ. This huge warehouse is a tribute to all things Matchbox, and over fifty thousand collectible cars dating back to the early days of the company can be found in its walls. It’s a truly unique experience, and enough to make you want to break out the old toys and set them up for a race!

Have you visited the Matchbox Road Museum in Newfield to see the car collection? Let us know about your visit to this small-town museum in NJ in the comments section! You can find out more about the Matchbox Road Museum on the official Facebook page – the museum is typically open on weekends, but the proprietor may be open to arranging visits at other times if you call ahead. Newfield is on the outskirts of Millville, so make sure to visit the town for some stunning art history.

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