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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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While we were up in Salem and we were walking around taking in all of the sights and we came upon this place. I really like a Museum as I have been to many of the all over the Country. We had decided to go...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went because it was a part of the Go Boston Card. I am not a fan of art museums. Most of the museum was roped off for a special production, which was not included for us.

Thank crazichell007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Advertising indicated a sizable exhibit of Forbidden City artifacts, when in reality there were two SMALL rooms with poor examples of Forbidden City artifacts. At an extra charge there was a replica of part of the Forbidden City which also left a lot to be...More

Thank 881rona
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did this on a rainy day when touring Salem. It is right in the tourist area of Salem. There is a parking garage right across from it. There are a lot of pieces that reflect the maritime history of the area and the influences...More

Thank kevinlY1011GT
Reviewed 6 days ago

World class Musium in the center of everything Salem has to offer. Beautiful building for exhibits. Layout is wonderful. Nice gift shop. Near train station. Near restaurants and shops.

Thank Bernadette G
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent museum with a fine and varied permanent collection. Where they really shine is in their special exhibits - they are always ingeniously designed, interactive for adults & children, dynamically displayed items. It is conveniently located in the heart of Salem with a range...More

Thank michaelbosse
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is really cool, totally worth visiting even if you have been before. The Chinese house is awesome!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Salem Mass is an amazing small city on the coast, with a great maritime, and literary history. The Peabody Essex Museum is a wonderful museum with innovative, timely, and well designed exhibits. The PEM as it is lovingly referred, has hosted unique and special exhibits...More

Thank TeaFanatic2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting the visit , the Chinese kings seccion was impress with all the close and different objects they had , was a very mothern and well designed museum

Thank mauriciof286
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have gone to this museum several times, but I never have written a review. The collection is somewhat small and largely focuses on things relevant to the history of this part of Massachusetts. However, a major draw for us are typically the special exhibits....More

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Response from williamsM29HU | 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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It's self- guided and you can stay as long as you like till closing.