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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 yesterday via mobile

We went primarily for the George O’keefe exhibit but were soon attracted to the 4 dimension exhibit. Despite the fact some exhibits were a bit crowded we enjoyed reading about not only her art but the meaning behind them as well as seeing her clothing...More

Thank Humarock_Seth
Reviewed yesterday

We came to see the XYZT exhibit, and it was awesome!!!! The kids really loved it and it was super fun for the adults as well. We also really love the rest of the museum.

Thank Veronicajwhite11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum is small, but well displayed. The exhibit we went to see was a disappointment, only in the fact that there wasn't enough of her art work. Great history on her life, but there was more of her clothing on display than paintings.

Thank grdnT
Reviewed 5 days ago

To make the most of your first (or only) time I would plan to visit when there is a special exhibit which interests you. Many exhibits are the result of Salem's maritime history and trade. The China House, a wonderful in depth experience even for...More

Thank Parisbaby
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is right in the center of town, not too expensive, and has great exhibits that appeal to kids and adults. They have a Chinese house on site -- my kids first went there on a school trip and we realized then that it was...More

Thank Margaret L
Reviewed 6 days ago

Have been 2x/ year for 15 years. A gem with many recent exhibits and activity. Food court is great with fresh foods.

Thank dhybels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The PEM is a staple for my family. The discounts they provide make it accessible for everyone. They have a very family friendly environment and they exhibits cater to all ages. Hands on exhibits and many activities for youngsters and complex art exhibits and science...More

Thank Riley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

XYZT is our absolute favorite exhibit. 🤩there are so Many exhibits that are fun for kids. The Arts & Nature exhibits are very interactive. We enjoy the Yin YouTang House and watching the fish swim there. Love the snacks and joy chocolate too.

Thank Gail G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such alot to see. Right now they have a six story Chinese house on display that you can walk through. it costs a few bucks more but when are you ever gonna get a chance to that. The museum is big and could take the...More

1  Thank Shanghai-McCoy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

they offer tours, but you dont know which are available and when til last minute, and it was difficult to get information about what the tours entailed

Thank Marie Renee B
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29 July 2017|
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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.
Walter M
1 March 2017|
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Response from PEMSalem | Property representative |
Thank you Mary M!