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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

My husband and I visited to see the Monster Movie exhibition and it was fantastic. After we made our way through the move monsters we went through the local rooms of New England history. They were just as interesting. There was so many beautiful pieces...More

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time I come here I enjoy this museum, but definitely check out the special exhibits before hand those are always my favorite and I pick and choose when to come according to the exhibits.

Thank xanakon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous museum in Salem. Wonderful exhibits - at the time the history of horror and sci fi exhibit was on and it was delighully creepy. Loved the China House also!

Thank PaulyFrequentFlyer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to see It's Alive Kirk Hammet collection. Oh man! No disappoint here! If you like old school horror movies this is the place to go! But the collection will be gone in Nov. The staff was wicked nice to me and told me...More

Thank rosetomyheart
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this Museum. I can't say that there was a blockbuster exhibit to see but everything was informative and nicely presented. We especially enjoyed the tour of the 3 houses that were built a century apart. I do wish that we...More

Thank Chiguy064
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful architecture and great exhibits including the Yin Yu Tang House. Enjoyed the entire collection and the interactive exhibits were great!

Thank John S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not somewhere we had intended to visit, but our hotel manager insisted we should, and we were glad we did. This is a beautifully laid out museum, big and airy with some wonderful artefacts on display. I was especially taken by a first nation robe...More

Thank Dave J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often this museum has exhibits that outshine larger museums in urban venues. The Chinese house is worth the trip alone.

Thank Kristen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the permanent collection but with only a couple of hours and three kids we focused on the temporary exhibits xyzt (an interactive light show the kids loved) and It’s Alive (numerous movie posters). Well worth the visit as usual.

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every turn you make brings you into the lives of the people of Salem over several centuries...and the exhibits are up to date. We were there in "Halloween" Season; a collection of Monster Movie posters from the collection of an original METALLICA band member was...More

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