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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
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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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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in Salem for 3 nights, but one of the days was July 4th, so I was concerned that we wouldn't get to see everything. Luckily, Peabody Essex, like many other attractions, was open on Independence Day. The museum had a variety of exhibits,...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum often has very eclectic exhibits which make it an interesting destination. It does not contain the same smelly old displays year after year. There is always something new and refreshing to view. That is why I try to keep tabs on the ever...More

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 2 days ago

A museum's true quality is best measured over a span of years. How well-managed are the collections? How much thought goes into the selection and curating of the exhibitions? Do gift shop offerings evolve with the museum? Is the museum keeping up with the community...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not to be missed!! The Ocean Liner Exhibit is amazing! We enjoyed the Maritime Art as well. Lunch in the atrium was delicious & a nice respite. The museum store had excellent, quality gifts as well.

Thank Becky610
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this museum. I've been for both pleasure and business events. There is always so much to see and learn, I always leave there inspired. The building is bright and open, it's clean and the staff is friendly. This is a great place to...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a wonderful museum, beautifully layed out with interesting pieces, well worth a visit! I loved the dress composed of shells, the glass blown objects. The lighted room was magical! Where you seat to have refreshments they had crayons and paper to draw and color...More

Thank tatjacquie
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum's reputation speaks for itself but be sure to note the extraordinary architecture and do not skip one of the most outstanding museum giftshops anywhere. As a local, it is our go to for birthday gifts and most other occasions.

Thank Auntybs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eclectic and thoughtful exhibits, both historical and breathtaking. Been several times over the years having seen Rodin, Maxfield Parish, Childe Hassam, an exhibition of summer landscapes in New England.

Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are family members at the PEM and it never gets old! The space is amazing, the exhibits are inspiring and there's plenty of action to kep our kids (9 and 11) engaged. Great museum store too. Cannot recommend highly enough!

Thank Allison J
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a new exhibit taking up several rooms on the great ocean liners. It is very comprehensive, interesting and educational. The art and engineering developments over the time frame of the early 1900s to the 1960s are highlighted. There are great ship models, posters...More

Thank Charles D
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