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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., 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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is friendly and helpful. Our teenage sons enjoyed the collection of Native American artifacts. We have also visited some of the Mayan ruins that are featured, which may have won us some "cool" points as parents! Loads of interesting information and I enjoyed...More

Thank volsgirl5
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We were able to see some interesting collections. We are not museum people. But enjoy to learn something new or just see something of the things we study. It also inexpensive activities to do.

Thank Jenny_7801
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We visited while vacationing in Cambridge. The exhibits were explained well and very informative. There are 3 levels to explore as well.

Thank Marissa M
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This museum is connected to the Museum of Natural History. One price covers all access. The Native American exhibit is especially good.

1  Thank BiggieSauls
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This museum which is also connected to the Museum of Natural History was the best part about my weekend getaway. There was so much cool stuff to see and the maps were straight forward on how to navigate through the museum. It wasn't maze like,...More

Thank Chelsey W
Reviewed 19 May 2017

There are three floors on the museum, Native Americans on the Ground (or 1st as Americans insist on calling it), pre-Colombians artefacts on the third and history of the museum on the fourth. Some of the displays look a bit old and could do with...More

Thank Gerard_S77
Reviewed 29 April 2017

If you are near Harvard and have some time, a pass through the Peabody Museum is well worth it. Among other things, it has a fascinating collection of native american artifacts -- one of the best I have seen, better even than the museum in...More

Thank PJA070413
peabodymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

There are many artifacts from native american culture in this museum, along with some artifacts from south america. We had dinner served in this place as a group and it was quite tasty. Parking on campus is virtually impossible unless you work there.

Thank Daniel-0072014
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Small museum adjacent to the natural history museum. Interesting artifacts. My son enjoyed watching the video showing the different sounds played on some of the mesoamerican musical instruments. There really wasn't much else to kept his attention for long. Better for older kids/ teens.More

Thank jensgar71
peabodymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for the thoughtful review. It's true that the exhibitions tend to be targeted toward older kids/teens and up. Happily, the connected Harvard Museum of Natural History is great for kids and all ages, so I hope you had a chance to check that...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Coming from out of country, it is always interesting to learn about how current cultures were shaped.

Thank Sarah G
peabodymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks, Sarah G. I hope you had a chance to visit the Peabody galleries on all floors.

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