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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

Went to PEM to mainly see their maritime exhibits and of course the ocean liner exhibit which is only there for a few months. The maritime exhibits was somewhat disappointing as the got rid of quite a few of figureheads which adorn the bow of...More

Thank Sandpiper1959
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great museum. Great material. All pieces were well exposed and had correct explanation materials. Amazing staff.

Thank Roberto D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the ocean liners exhibit. That truly was wonderful. The temporary lunar exhibit was good too. Everything else was meh. Not really for us.

Thank CCBB2001
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing how this museum has and continues to make itself new. Imaginative exhibits both changing and permanent.

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were in Salem for 3 nights, but one of the days was July 4th, so I was concerned that we wouldn't get to see everything. Luckily, Peabody Essex, like many other attractions, was open on Independence Day. The museum had a variety of exhibits,...More

1  Thank JOANN W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum often has very eclectic exhibits which make it an interesting destination. It does not contain the same smelly old displays year after year. There is always something new and refreshing to view. That is why I try to keep tabs on the ever...More

1  Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 6 days ago

A museum's true quality is best measured over a span of years. How well-managed are the collections? How much thought goes into the selection and curating of the exhibitions? Do gift shop offerings evolve with the museum? Is the museum keeping up with the community...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not to be missed!! The Ocean Liner Exhibit is amazing! We enjoyed the Maritime Art as well. Lunch in the atrium was delicious & a nice respite. The museum store had excellent, quality gifts as well.

Thank Becky610
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this museum. I've been for both pleasure and business events. There is always so much to see and learn, I always leave there inspired. The building is bright and open, it's clean and the staff is friendly. This is a great place to...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a wonderful museum, beautifully layed out with interesting pieces, well worth a visit! I loved the dress composed of shells, the glass blown objects. The lighted room was magical! Where you seat to have refreshments they had crayons and paper to draw and color...More

1  Thank tatjacquie
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Walter M
1 March 2017|
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Thank you Mary M!