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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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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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It was our first time to this museum. Our favorite exhibit was the tour Shelter to Showpiece. Our guide was fantastic! She had so many stories and she was extremely... read more

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was our first time to this museum. Our favorite exhibit was the tour Shelter to Showpiece. Our guide was fantastic! She had so many stories and she was extremely knowledgeable. She really made the tour a nice learning experience. I was disappointed in the Native American exhibit. There wasn't enough pieces being shown. Overall it was a nice place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely museum was the perfect place to spend an afternoon. By luck, we arrived just in time for a very interesting guided tour of the Gardner Pingree house and the Yin Yu Tang house (included with the price of our ticket). Our guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Great tour. The shoe exhibit was unique- displaying an amazing array... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When KW suggested we go to see the shoe exhibit, he was either really trying to impress me or was so nervous about the Pats, he needed a diversion (neither really, but a grand gesture for a man!). I don't believe I saw too many men in the shoe exhibit, but it was very interesting. We had seen an exhibit... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The PEM is a gorgeous place, and they are expanding so it will be even larger. For all the space, though, a lot of it seems wasted. The special exhibit on shoes was great, but there was very little else of interest. It certainly would not have been worth $20 per person (or $18 for seniors); we were able to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Peabody Essex Museum has an outstanding collection of American and maritime art. It also houses interesting scientific exhibitions. There is plenty to entertain and interest the entire family here. The admission price is a bit steep, but definitely worth it.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the shoe exhibit so much fun!! This museum is beautiful Took about 2-3 hours They have a separate building with all Chinese exhibits. I did not see that part but my friend has been in it and said it is outstanding

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the shoe exhibit. What fun. They had great examples of historic and modern shoes. Really proves the theory, nothing is ever new. Go see this before it leaves in March.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's crazy to me that such an outstanding museum is located in such a small city. This place could hold its own in Boston or NYC.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Salem is so much more than witches and t-shirts. A jewel of a museum ! Almost spent the whole day there.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shoes from all around the world in every shape and color, silk and satin, glass slippers, crystals, but no rubies! See them all and give yourself plenty of time to linger at every display, sit and watch the videos, or just take in color, style, and design. A lovely excursion.

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