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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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This is a top flight museum located in the heart of Salem. The exhibitions are eclectic and almost invariably fascinating, and this has been true for exhibitions that I was not... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a top flight museum located in the heart of Salem. The exhibitions are eclectic and almost invariably fascinating, and this has been true for exhibitions that I was not pining to see. The curatorial staff is excellent. This should be on any tourist's list of things to see on Boston's North Shore.

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Westhampton, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum has some interesting artifacts from China and other areas which the traders returned home with. Cost is $20.00 per person and then an extra $6.00 to go into the Chinese home which was relocated on the grounds. Enjoyed the maritime paintings depicting battles the most.

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Marco Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very different exhibits from American history furniture to Asian art to an original Chinese home. Great opportunity for kids with hands on exhibit room even has A 3-D printer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place would complement any city in the US. A variety of collections, as Salem at one point was an epicenter of trade.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been here a number of times, so much so that we are thinking of becoming members. They have a great display of a Chinese home, and interesting visiting exhibitions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum while small, is top notch. It offers a cafe with really good food. The gift shop is good enough to do your Christmas shopping.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You don't have to spend thousands bucks for a trip to China to understand Chinese culture. This museum is a rich historical replicate of Chinese culture of the recent two centuries. Don't miss it.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the museum but the best time was had during the add on house tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and witty. We had a great time visiting two historic houses from two different centuries. Our guide provided us with a wealth of knowledge, loved this guided tour!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I could have hung out all day at the PEM. I went to see the Wearable Art exhibit, which was wonderful. The outdoor art was an unexpected treat. The first floor cafe with the skylights was a breath of fresh air.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we took a scheduled tour, no charge and it was so interesting. Wilson was fantastic and so informative. Beautiful museum.

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