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Peabody Essex Museum

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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...more
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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
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Reviewed today

We spent all day from 10 AM-5 PM in this museum (except for short lunch break) and still did not see everything. Nor did we have time to go to the Ropes house. The Asian art brought back by the sea captains was an amazing...More

Thank stonewell
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this museum. It is user friendly, beautifully designed and has fabulous exhibits. I never feel like I am overwhelmed and bumping inot bodies. I love the unusual exhibits, wonderful skylight architecture, and even the volunteers are warm and friendly. It is worth the...More

Thank Shuggiplum
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tucked away in Salem is a great little museum that will give the biggest city a run fro their money... Here you can view a large collection of Asian art or spend an hour or so walking through Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House. Check...More

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a diverse collection. I'm a photography fan so especially enjoyed the Sally Mann exhibit. Well informed courteous docents are a plus. Minus one point for inadequate food selection.

Thank Elana E
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really enjoyed going through this museum. We elected to go through the Chinese house and I was so glad that we did. Very informative and all the pieces are fabulous. This museum is well worth the cost of admission. If you are in Salem...More

Thank MHFrompa
Reviewed 4 days ago

This small museum, soon to be much larger (construction is in progress) is a real gem, both architecturally and program-wise. We came fore a showing of Sally Mann photography. Granted, I had never heard of Sally Mann. Pardon my ignorance. She is heavily represented at...More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to spend a few hours to thoroughly enjoy.....the China exhibit was very interesting....military gets in free especially active or retired......enjoyed each and every exhibit, gallery and gift shops!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The PEM has lots of displays. Currently they're focusing on trade, particularly with China. There are displays on Empresses, goods bought or traded, home furnishings, art etc. They also have a floor devoted to 'Wild Designs' which is technologies informed by the natural world -...More

Thank Kelly O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to see the China House. The Empress was fascinating and beautifully displayed. The China house was better to me that the house of Seven Gables. Be sure to see the film showing how it was disassembled in China and shipped to the USA and...More

Thank Patteycakes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an ORIGINAL Chinese house brought to the USA and reconstructed in coordination with the Chinese. The house tour, you MUST get the audio (no additional charge for the extra $6 admission to the house. Tour time is 30 min BUT YOU plan to...More

1  Thank ronsF6171VH
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Catherine K
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
The Hotel Salem is right next door. It is modern, convenient, and offers a high level of service. The rooftop bar is fun and welcoming as well.
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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.