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Peabody Essex Museum

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Address: East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
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+1 866-745-1876
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of...

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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PEM is Perfection

I'm a resident of Salem, which means I am offered free admission, but I insist on supporting the PEM and am a member. The Childe Hassam and Rodin exhibits were both of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm a resident of Salem, which means I am offered free admission, but I insist on supporting the PEM and am a member. The Childe Hassam and Rodin exhibits were both of the highest quality. Besides the actual pieces, I especially enjoyed the displays--Hassam with the rocking chairs and postcard station and Rodin's studio come alive. I'm fortunate to have... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great alternative to the MFA in Boston, no they don't have nearly as much but a great sampling of Art work and a variety of exhibits. We went mainly for the Shoe exhibit but ended up wandering around several other areas as well. If you are in the area before Mid march I'd highly recommend Shoes: Pleasure and Pain.... More 

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Thank Yvette B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What is really great about the Peabody Essex Museum is that it can be toured fairly quickly (for the many special exhibits) or take your time and have lunch at the Garden Restaurant.

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Thank Robin M
Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Besides the wonderful exhibits they also have events for adults and every wednesday morning they have music, story and crafts for children

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Generally there isn't much to see but antiques north of Boston, but the Peabody Essex museum in Salem is a gem of the north shore. Everyone should visit this museum at least once. They have a great collection of Asian, Native American, Maritime, and gneral Art, as well as historical item that were part of the Asia/New England trade. Give... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Peabody Essex Museum is a real gem. The building is interesting, the collection is fantastic and the shop is wonderful. Inside the structure is Yin Yu Tang, a late 18th-century Chinese house from Anhui province that had been removed from its original village and re-erected here using traditional methods. Today I saw Shoes: Pleasure and Pain which is on... More 

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Thank Mary M
Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite museums. Over the years they have had marvelous exhibits. My most recent visit I was there for the shoe exhibit. What a fun exhibit. The four of us walked out smiling. This museum also has wonderful permanent collections . Don't miss stopping in the museum gift shop, for it is a great one! You... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

great attention to detail - artist displays are sequenced with the viewer in mind - good variety of themes throughout - I especially liked the shoe display, and asian art

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Thank Peter G
Peabody, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Viewed shoe exhibit recently was great! Have also been to hat exhibit was great too! Great place to visit and go on tour of the museum. Very nice gift shop too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

PEM's ongoing exhibits include artifacts from the 19th century China trade and the Yin Yu Tang House, an early 19th century Chinese home that was dismantled in China and reconstructed on the PEM property. One of the temporary exhibits now at the museum is about Shoes and their meaning in various cultures throughout several centuries. It's fascinating to see beautifully... More 

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