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Address: Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-496-1027
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Description: From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to...
From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.
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Too little time for this visit

I only had time for a quick look at the first floor. The objects were well displayed with good information. It was a frustrating visit as I had very little time. I will return... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Suzanne E
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Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I only had time for a quick look at the first floor. The objects were well displayed with good information. It was a frustrating visit as I had very little time. I will return to do it justice.

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Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is an incredible museum with a great Mayan exhibit. We had a trip planned to Cancun so went here to do a little pre Cancun research on the Mayan culture.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Located behind and connected to the Harvard Museum of Natural History, these two museums makes for a complete day out. The Peabody focuses on human cultural history, which is a nice addition to the HMNH.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As a student, I always truly enjoyed visiting the Peabody museum. I took a few classes where I was allowed into the holding areas and could look at and hold artifacts of the ancient Egyptians and the Aztecs and Maya. The exhibits are really interesting and enjoyable to see. The most enjoyable event, which is family-friendly, is by far the... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A small museum on the HArvard campus. The permanent exhibit is good and the special exhibits are usually really interesting. I think kids would like it if you make it into an exploratory expedition. It is not a big time or money investment and is quiet spot in the midst of the busy community. Lots to learn.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Worth visiting for the amazing blown glass flowers and insects. Much of the rest of it is an old school stuffed animal collection. The whale skeletons are pretty cool I must admit...

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As a Latin American Studies student, I tend to spend a ridiculous amount of time in LatAm wings of museums. When I went, the Día de los muertos altar was phenomenal. Definitely curious about what they have for the rest of the year!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum houses artifacts of peoples from around the world. Each floor is dedicated to a particular groups of peoples. The American Native peoples is in the basement section and is very informative and interesting. The museum is attached on 3rd level to the Harvard History Museum and admission is inclusive.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I found nothing of special interest here. Quite ordinary museum, usual stuff, archaeology, some cloths of some Indian tribes. There are different sections for different regions. But nothing special, this museum isn't worth an extra visit.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This small ethnographic museum is just my size - I tend to saturate quickly in museums, and can never look at all the exhibits. The focus is North American native peoples. I spent a lot of time in a special exhibit based on a notebook of drawings found in a Lakota burial site after the Battle of Bull Run- beautiful... More 

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Additional Information about Peabody Museum

Address: Address: Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-496-1027
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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