We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Go Boston Card
More Info
and up
Private Day Trip From Boston to Salem
More Info
and up
Day Trip From Boston to Salem in Luxury Rolls Royce Ghost
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chinese house” (286 reviews)
“asian art” (52 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
Write a Review
Reviews (1,499)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,499 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This museum is very expensive. It contains Japanese artwork, ceramics, and other Asian items. Some rooms are nearly empty. They had a special exhibit of wearable art but we had seen it previously in Christchurch, New Zealand. The moon exhibit consists mainly of photos. Nothing...More

Thank D0nlan40
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

PEM is wonderful. Amazing collection of historic pieces from the years when Salem was the busiest India trade port as well as a diverse modern collection. The reconstructed house from China is a marvel and their featured exhibits are the best- recently saw Rodin and...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the Peabody Essex with some friends. Just walking into the spacious, bright and airy lobby lets you know you're in for a treat. The special exhibit was "Oceanliners" and I was thinking this might not be of great interest. However, I was wrong. It...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The China House at the PEM is a fabulous addition to their collection and a great insight to Chinese life.

1  Thank Niamh D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly staff everywhere, incredible exhibits, great food. Beautiful facility, user friendly. Good for every age. Changing exhibits make you want to come back.

Thank Judester517
Reviewed 5 days ago

Exhibits include fashion, art, history...Very friendly staff and a comfortable atrium with good food service add to the experience. Many areas are geared to children and provide excellent educational opportunities. Plan a half day at least and a full day if it is adults only.

Thank iznelav7
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were aware of the nature of the PEM's collection and focus. Looked forward to seeing two of of the current exhibits on the Trans-Atlantic passenger ships and WOW. I was also looking forward to seeing the maritime collection and the some of the American...More

Thank Tripplanner-89
Reviewed 1 week ago

So my daughter and I only went here because it was part of our Go Boston card and she's a museum buff. We weren't really expecting much because we'd never heard of this museum, nor had many locals in the Boston area, BUT this museum...More

Thank Eddie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a private dinner event at the museum which included a pre dinner docent guided tour. Very knowledgable docent.

Thank Sailorman65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peabody Essex Museum is always a delight with its clean, modern, uncrowded atmosphere and intriguing temporary exhibits and World of Wearable Art was no exception This is a must see and will take an hour or so. It comes from an annual New Zealand competition...More

Thank drregina
Nearby Restaurants
Red's Sandwich Shop
1,189 reviews
.13 km away
Salem Beer Works
676 reviews
.16 km away
Tavern on the Green
311 reviews
.19 km away
A&J King Artisan Bakers
144 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Salem Witch Trials Memorial
1,208 reviews
.10 km away
Old Burying Point Cemetery
1,002 reviews
.11 km away
National Park Service Visitor Center
402 reviews
.09 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Walter M
What is the admission price?
2 March 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from PEMSalem | Property representative |
Thank you Mary M!