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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

11 Divinity Ave, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-496-1027
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From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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11 Divinity Ave, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
+1 617-496-1027
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just arrived in Boston after a long flight from Australia, ready to do a months work in Harvard - I settled in and checked out the grounds and was delighted to find these museums. Such amazing exhibits and well presented. Very much a treat.

Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
peabodymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Welcome to Boston! Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Semitic Museum, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments are all within a five minute walk. Enjoy your month...

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

We went here thinking we would do this one first then if we had time we’d go over to the Natural History Museum. Turns out, they are physically connected and both included in the same ticket. We started on the anthropology side. The first floor...More

1  Thank ALLSLC
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Stopped in here for something new to see while visiting Boston and was very impressed. They have a great collection of Native American culture as well as quite a bit from Central & South America. In addition, their collection of birds, animals, marine life and...More

Thank FrqtTrvlr14
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is rather small, but the quality of the pieces on display is incredibly high. As I’ve seen numerous anthropological collections all over the US and Europe, I can say that the “Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West” exposition gives a rather good...More

Thank Yvonne-Posthuma
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very small Archaeology museum in the campus of Harvard that seems to have a sole focus on Native/Latin American culture. The exhibits are very nice especially the one in the top floor which goes into how anthropology became a field of study....More

Thank jehenson81
peabodymuseum, Communications Coordinator at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed seeing the new All the World is Here exhibit. I hope you didn’t miss Arts of War which features artifacts from Europe, Africa, the Pacific, as well as the Americas? We wish we could display more of the Peabody’s vast collections—less...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

I visited the Peabody museum specifically to see the Mayan artefacts and I was not disappointed. If you soaking up some of the local cultural and historic highlights around Harvard University I highly recommend a visit to the Peabody.

Thank t0nyfl0wers
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This museum has fascinating displays that are an educational goldmine. It has a connection with the larger Harvard Museum of Archeology. Take your time - there is a lot to see.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Spent 2 1/2 hours close-up viewing intresting and unique collections of Native American culture, including North, Centersl and South American. It's a small and intimate venue, not crowded, exhibits are unique, well layed out, organized and easy to understand. Definatelly will return on the next...More

Thank JVC3515
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Fantastic small museum with incredible glass flowers and a room full of rocks and minerals. Animals and bugs too! Kids will love it. On Campus of Harvard.

Thank RRM1951
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Visit the Peabody Museum of Archaeology as an adjunct to your visit to the Harvard Museum of Natural History ($12 ticket covers both sites) as they adjoin inside the building. Good collection and I also appreciated the exhibit devoted to Climate Change Awareness.

Thank Diana15241
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