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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 6 days ago

Gorgeous museum in Salem. Wonderful exhibits - at the time the history of horror and sci fi exhibit was on and it was delighully creepy. Loved the China House also!

Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to see It's Alive Kirk Hammet collection. Oh man! No disappoint here! If you like old school horror movies this is the place to go! But the collection will be gone in Nov. The staff was wicked nice to me and told me...More

Thank rosetomyheart
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this Museum. I can't say that there was a blockbuster exhibit to see but everything was informative and nicely presented. We especially enjoyed the tour of the 3 houses that were built a century apart. I do wish that we...More

Thank Chiguy064
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture and great exhibits including the Yin Yu Tang House. Enjoyed the entire collection and the interactive exhibits were great!

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not somewhere we had intended to visit, but our hotel manager insisted we should, and we were glad we did. This is a beautifully laid out museum, big and airy with some wonderful artefacts on display. I was especially taken by a first nation robe...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Often this museum has exhibits that outshine larger museums in urban venues. The Chinese house is worth the trip alone.

Thank Kristen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the permanent collection but with only a couple of hours and three kids we focused on the temporary exhibits xyzt (an interactive light show the kids loved) and It’s Alive (numerous movie posters). Well worth the visit as usual.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every turn you make brings you into the lives of the people of Salem over several centuries...and the exhibits are up to date. We were there in "Halloween" Season; a collection of Monster Movie posters from the collection of an original METALLICA band member was...More

Thank PHSexpress
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I mainly went to see the Kirk Hammett exhibit. We are horror fans, so the display was absolutely astounding. We also went to the museum's new 4D exhibit. It was very interesting and entertaining. Unfortunately, we weren't able to view any of...More

Thank grotesquebride
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve never been to an art museum as kid friendly as the Peabody Essex in Salem. They have an entire exhibit dedicated to young ones. When we went there was a cool rotating exhibit on the moon and my 4 year old daughter loved playing...More

Thank Annika W
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30 July 2017|
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
It's self- guided and you can stay as long as you like till closing.
Walter M
2 March 2017|
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Response from PEMSalem | Property representative |
Thank you Mary M!