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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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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 via mobile

Great museum with many different types of exhibits. Saw items from colonial times, ancient china, Japan, etc. The coolest thing was the China House. An 200+ year old actual home brought from China and put back together. So neat walking through this house. Got to...More

Thank Jenn H
Reviewed 3 days ago

My mom and I spent half a day at this museum and it wasn't enough. My mom purchased timed tickets for the Chinese house when we arrived. We waited a few minutes and were allowed to enter. We were given audio guides to listen to....More

Thank QNPoohBear
Reviewed 3 days ago

We toured the whole museum. Very interesting. Many displays. It was my wife's birthday and she loves museums. We stayed over, since there is much to see in Salem. This was her favorite site in Salem.

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Yin Yu Tang Chinese House. The other exhibits were excellent as well. This is not a “witchy” museum, but it did have a great exhibit called “It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art”.

Thank gaye c
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to see the ocealiner exhibit which was ending on october 9. We had just enough time to see the exhibit and have lunch before the museum closed at 5. Would love to see other galleries and the Chinese house some time. The chinese...More

Thank Bhingari
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

They told us they ran out of museum maps a week ago. Said for $18 we could "just roam around and find things." The "Alive" exhibit was well done, but the directional arrow pointed to enter the end of the exhibit, and the door we...More

Thank NanaHen70
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the Americana exhibit with wonderful paintings , furniture and the inside of a luxurious yacht of the 19th century, Really nicely displayed, not overdone and really instructive on maritime art. The Chinese house and it's history was also fascinating. Great kids activities going on...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived at 3:50 and they closed that day at 5. They told us to wait ten minutes and they could sell us tickets at a discounted rate, which was fantastic. We looked through the gift shop while we waited. We used the whole hour,...More

Thank jeamon
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was the first time in 5 years going to the Peabody museum and I have to say I won't go back the staff speaks as if they are condescending and looking down on you I took the tour of the 3 historic houses that...More

Thank Dominic M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Go to Salem for the Witches and stay for the Museum! The It's Alive! exhibit is Kirk Hammet's collection of Classic horror movie posters, I was expecting just a room with posters, but was very pleasantly surprised to find information on the history of each...More

Thank Nina_Anne66
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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!