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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

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 2 days 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
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was our last stop in Salem and we spent around 3 hours looking through all the exhibits and galleries. The exhibits were well put together and there was a large variety for all tastes and interests. The Chinese house installation was excellent and the...More

Thank Lloyd J
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited the Museum on a Sunday, very warmly greeted by all staff members and had a most educational and enlightening visit! The XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions was most amazing, the It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection brought...More

Thank jazzman69123456
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have much time in Salem and but took the time to visit the Peabody Essex Museum. It was a great visit with a lot of wonderful pieces of art. There's a great variety for every art lover in the group. It's large enough...More

Thank Rose4may
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the Peabody Essex Museum. It's one of the best museums I've ever visited (and I live in DC with tons of amazing museums). Great collection, fabulous special exhibits. Worth half a day at least!

Thank Nicolette M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this museum for several years because I attended art school nearby. Recently went with my wife to see the new exhibit featuring a monster poster collection. Was excited to see the original Frazetta and Basil Gogos artwork on display there,...More

Thank spidersnyd
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we visited this museum. There were so many amazing exhibits -- from early American maritme to modern interactive photo and light! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Delia P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most interesting museums I have ever seen. A complete history of Salem, the Witch Trials and New England itself. Incredible exhibits, exceptionally done. First class on any level.

Thank jerdc
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must visit for anyone visiting Salem for the first time! You will learn all about Salem's sea-faring past and much , much more! Ever changing, world class exhibits!

Thank teacher15
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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!