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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

Had a nice visit to the museum with my brother and father this weekend. We go once a year since it's close to my dad's house in Salem and they change the collections quite often. We hit it at a good time because they had...More

Thank BQM67
Reviewed 3 days ago

I recently visited this museum to attend the temporary ocean liner exhibit. As an ocean liner enthusiast, I greatly enjoyed the exhibit. There was a wonderful collection of items and they were displayed beautifully. I had a good lunch (a Caesar chicken salad) in the...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a very nice museum. Enjoyed seeing some of the 17th and 18th century furniture and artifacts. The Ocean Liner exhibit was also very interesting. Especially liked how they showed the transition through time.

Thank rita m
Reviewed 4 days ago

beautiful building. always great exhibits. interesting permanent collection around trade with asia and india. the ages old mansion moved stick by stick from china is interesting too.

Thank JIK0905
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A considerable amount of art from different areas. Not my liking however really enjoyed the oceon liners expedition.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Got there a touch late so only had 1.5 hours. Needs more time really. However we did the special exhibition about Ocean Liners, very good, the 30min timed visit to the Wong family china house and several galleries. It's a lovely museum and is expanding....More

Thank Tolroy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Incredible holdings provide for a wide variety of revolving exhibits. Love the Colonial, Federal furniture collection; most people love the Chinese house; a huge Eastern Asian(Oriental) collection, which helps people understand how/why this museum got started. Landscapes, seascapes and portraits collections rival the Smithsonian. As...More

Thank A7872AUnancyg
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great visit here on a rainy day. Definitely do the tour of the Chinese house - well worth it. Loved every minute of the museum, only wished it was larger!

Thank aleemans
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started with the YinYu Tang House. Do not miss. It is extra but it's well worth the extra price. My teen loved the "All Flowers are for Me" gallery. It is beautiful. My husband enjoyed the It's Alive exhibit. Plenty for the whole family...More

Thank bigedlaw
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was included in my stay at the Hawthorne Inn. When I checked online, I was very curious about the ocean liner exhibit. I started with a museum tour, then took the ocean liner tour. Both were very good. It was on the museum...More

Thank kellyeagle2017
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30 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.
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2 March 2017|
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Response from PEMSalem | Property representative |
Thank you Mary M!