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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
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Reviewed yesterday

There are exhibits here you must see- the traveling exhibits could be a bit grander. The permanent exhibits - seascapes, the "family home" are amazing

Thank amysS9467LE
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to visit Salem during one of the coldest weekends ever! This museum saved us! Very interesting exhibits, especially the Chinese house. Pay the extra fee to see it! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Brandy S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an excellent museum. My 10 year old daughter and I enjoyed a lengthy visit on Friday. We began with a half hour tour of Yin Yu Tang, an authentic Chinese house from the 1800s. This required a small additional fee, which was well...More

Thank MrsProfessor
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is big and you will probably select what you want to see. The maritime section on the ground floor is truly excellent with a combination of paintings artefacts videos etc. The section on the ocean liners is absolutely unique and more than worth...More

Thank Francois L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful and diverse exhibits to enjoy! During our visit the temporary exhibits were great - Ocean Liners and a collection of horror movie memorabilia. Really enjoyed it!

Thank Gagens
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been to museums in dc and new york and this tour was just as good as any ive ever seen. our guide was Joy and she was incredible. she was able to make everything interesting and maintain a fast pace. i wish we...More

Thank Gregg H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely modern museum in the heart of Salem. And thanks to the Almighty, there was not one mention of a witch. The exhibits are beautifully laid out with clear information. The regular exhibits are well worth a visit, however on our visit...More

1  Thank Worldwatcher
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would wager most people think of witches and witchcraft and The Crucible when they think of Salem, Mass. There is a lot of history to explore in Salem, The town can overwhelm you however with T-shirt shops and people dressed in strange attire. The...More

Thank CHRISe28
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see while in Salem...If you have an occasion to celebrate, they have a lovely function room too.

Thank IslandGirl02564
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice visit to the museum with my brother and father this weekend. We go once a year since it's close to my dad's house in Salem and they change the collections quite often. We hit it at a good time because they had...More

2  Thank BQM67
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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!