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Peabody Essex Museum

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Address: East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 866-745-1876
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of...

Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions, ranging from modern art to photography to Asian art and culture. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States.

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Fantastic Museum with a China Emphasis

This museum has a huge endowment, which shows in its splendidly designed new wing and adventurous special shows. Plenty of parking in an adjacent garage. Spend some time in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Boston, Massachusetts
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652 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 620 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has a huge endowment, which shows in its splendidly designed new wing and adventurous special shows. Plenty of parking in an adjacent garage. Spend some time in the relocated authentic China house.

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Thank EagleEyeBoston
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a very special time, spent with family and friends, during the Christmas Holidays of 2016. While this jaunt was planned a week ahead, we were not prepared for the torrential downpour that greeted us the day of our visit. The Museum is so large and lovely that we soon forgot any inconvenience. We went to see two exhibits,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Peabody Essex Museum was a pleasant surprise! Exceptional and diverse exhibits, in particular the Asian works. Unfortunately, we did not have enough time to visit the Yin Yu Tang house. The special exhibit, World of WearableArt (WOW) was uniquely amazing and highly recommended.

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Thank epo25
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a local museum with big city culture. It is a very relaxing and yet extremely enlightening experience

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Thank rororo75
West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Peabody Essex for the first time, specifically for the SHOES: Pleasure & Pain exhibit....little did we know what a gem this museum is!! The Wearable Art exhibit was out of this world and the SHOES exhibit: fun, fun, fun! We will definitely return and look forward to new and exciting exhibits!

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Thank stefan1214
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is truly a hidden gem. We enjoy visiting at least once a month. After our first visit we became members. The exhibits are always interesting and unexpected. Wonderful place to bring children. They offer many enriching programs for families to enjoy. We highly recommend PEM at night (third Thursday of every month)

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Thank Danielle C
Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice mix of art exhibits and fun interactive stuff for the kids. The food was inexpensive and delicious, and the tables are located in this super wide-open space with tons of light. Really beautiful museum, and a true must see if you are visiting Salem.

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Thank Marsh999
West Carrollton City, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great if you have children I guess. The maritime art was beautiful, my husband is a merchant marine officer, so we appreciated that particular exhibit. I have been to many museums and this one was just "eh". I think it is great that they have security guards throughout the museum, making it a very safe public place. I did not... More 

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Thank Sarah T
Bolton, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A dress made out of discarded tires? sheet metal? wood? A dress that looks like a 1950s Plymouth? So much fun to see this creative clothing! The rest of the museum is very nice too. Looking forward to the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit this fall - we will be back.

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Thank Lindaqvx195
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is world class art museum right down to the architecture. In the courtyard of the museum they have an actual house from China that was shipped and re-assembled on site. Was not expecting this in Salem and it was a pleasant surprise.

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