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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
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"chinese house"
in 325 reviews
"special exhibits"
in 83 reviews
"the yin yu tang house"
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"asian art"
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"great exhibits"
in 38 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 36 reviews
"chinese home"
in 33 reviews
"china trade"
in 29 reviews
"ocean liners"
in 26 reviews
"garden restaurant"
in 18 reviews
"wearable art"
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"east india"
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"audio tour"
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"on display"
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"historic houses"
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"new england"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All the exhibitions, permanent ones as well as temporary ones, are very impressive, the building is amazing, staff is friendly and the food in the cafe is good.

Thank annemarieloffeld
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We found this by accident and have no regrets. Great exhibits, great museum, really enjoyed it. When two teenage girls wont leave you know its a good thing.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s been a long time since I went to the PEM, but I couldn’t pass up the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit on my day off. Such an original exhibit with artwork, photography, and clothing. I also squeezed in time at the interactive “4D” show which would...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful museum with many unique pieces and areas of focus. Very helpful friendly staff and interesting gift shop. My kids are 9 and 11 and could enjoy and appreciate most of the museum's display during our 3 hour visit. The tour of a 1799 Chinese...More

Thank gypsygirl1975
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You have only about a month remaining to see the beautiful, unique Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit at the PEM. The show presents her paintings along with photographs of O'Keeffe, relating them to items from her wardrobe. You come away feeling you better know and appreciate the...More

Thank Lynne K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been on my list to visit in Salem for awhile, but in my opinion it was a standard museum. The woman at the desk was super nice and gave me my teacher discount just by seeing my email since I forgot my ID.

Thank Chelsea M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly marvelous museum with many varied exhibits. Strong recommend taking the tour of the Chinese home and seeing the two related short films

Thank Kenneth K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's hard to describe the PEM. It's simultaneously a treasure trove of of maritime artifacts, New England collections from opening up the China trade, a reassembled Chinese home from the early 1900s, and sponsor of many fascinating exhibits. My husband and I just saw the...More

1  Thank mizee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the museum. It does not disappoint. Truly enjoyed the Georgia O'Keeffe display. She designed her own clothes. You can experience her life in photos. Always enjoy the maritime displays.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My ( grown up ) daughter and I took a trip to see the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit which she was interested in and I had visited in January. It is a very interesting show about a remarkable woman and icon even the second time around....More

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Hayley1607
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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.
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Thank you Mary M!
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