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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 3 days ago

my partner and I paid a visit to Peabody museum. its one of the nations fastest growing art museums, featuring art and culture from new England and around the world. it includes a 200 year old Chinese house.

Thank enncle
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to see the "Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style" exhibit. It was brilliant. Loved the Art Deco and Mid Century items/sections in particular. The piano player doing his thing on the Normandie Art Deco piano was such a nice touch and a...More

Thank AlanR27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a vibrant museum that serves all interests. I encourage locals and visitors to the Peabody Essex Museum before anything else in Salem .

1  Thank charMahZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This exhibit was good. This museum does interesting and eclectic exhibits. I'm a member so come here regularly. I recommend this especially if you like ocean travel history.

Thank RedsoxfanDiane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Saturday afternoon primarily to see the cruise ship exhibit which was very large and very well done. It seems amazing that this is a temporary exhibit because it is very large and covers at least 6 large rooms. It is full...More

Thank Seagator48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Norman Rockwell. A deck chair and a wood panel from the Titanic. An Iris Apfel cocktail dress worn aboard an Italian ocean liner. An exhibit on the moon in our culture. These are perhaps some of the most noteworthy objects in PEM but the...More

Thank Walklightly_12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge, wear comfy shoes! Lots of interesting exhibits. The China house is a must! Love that they let you take pictures!

Thank Allyneandgerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have now visited this Museum twice and would advise anyone in the area to make tracks to the wonderful place. It has all types of exhibits for all age groups in the family. You'll find a very nice Cafe located in the atrium with...More

Thank 299PFrank
Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to allot plenty of time for this visit...such a diversity and variety of special exhibits; something for everyone in an architecturally brilliant setting

Thank kab0406
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've learned things that I didn't even know about! I thought I would run into something and say "hey I know that already!" But I didn't. Great learning experience and if you are into art this is definitely for you!

Thank Margaret B
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Walter M
What is the admission price?
2 March 2017|
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Response from PEMSalem | Property representative |
Thank you Mary M!