The Museum's benefactor, Fred Noyes, was an art collector and an academically-trained artist, producing work reflecting his love of southern New Jersey's natural features. His art and personal collection of vintage bird decoys are included in the Museum’s permanent collection of 19th- to 21st-century fine and folk art.

Associated with Stockton University,  Noyes Museum's four galleries currently change seasonally to present contemporary and historic artwork in a variety of media.

The former location in Oceanville has been closed. The museum's exhibition program continues at the Noyes Arts Garage of Stockton University,  located in the new Arts District in Atlantic City. The Arts Garage houses 15 artist studios, galleries, shops, a café, a flexible classroom studio, and hosts special events throughout the year. It includes a 1,200 square ft. gallery of The Noyes Museum, and houses the new home of the African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

A satellite location is the Noyes Gallery at Stockton University's Kramer Hall, at 30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ , in the Downtown Arts District. It showcases exhibitions of work by New Jersey artists and Stockton students.