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Peabody Museum

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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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nice place to visite when the weather is not good

the museum itself is good, quite big, you have also acces to the natural history museum which is great, specially the amazing glass flower exposition

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Neuchatel, Switzerland

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

the museum itself is good, quite big, you have also acces to the natural history museum which is great, specially the amazing glass flower exposition

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

One of a kind exhibit that will never be repeated as the Jeweler's artistry from the turn of the twentieth century is a lost treasure on display at Harvard in the Peabody Museum of Natural History on Harvard Square.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The best part of this museum is the glass flower collection which is world famous. It has recently been redone and the flowers are even more spectacular.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I took the commuter rail from North Station Boston to the Salem stop and the museum was an easy walk. I used a discount coupon from our local Cambridge, MA Library. Being a senior I greatly appreciated the rack with the hanging chairs we could carry with us to sit before the pictures If you found this review helpful please... More 

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Tallassee, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Impressive collection which is well interpreted. Wonderful exhibits. Loved the veritas in archaeology exhibit. Friendly, helpful staff. Wish I had more time. Must return.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great place for a school field trip or just an afternoon poking around. Very interesting and historic artifacts. Loved looking at the glass flowers and the native american totems. I have visited many times and always enjoy it.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Its great to see the variation of the different indigenous tribes so well presented and the impact of the european invasion .The only part l didn't like is the early closing time 5pm

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Thornton, New Hampshire, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We found the display on "glass flowers" really interesting. To think someone had the where-with-all to order glass replicas of flowers in all stages as a way for students to study them was fascinating. Also enjoyed the display of Native American culture divided by sections of the country.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

the Peabody Museum at Harvard represents one of several museums located adjacent and connected to each other. The Peabody covers anthropology and contains wonderful collections of artifacts from cultures around the world. Originally developed as a teaching museum and collections, the Peabody continues that tradition and a visit is truly an educational experience for the entire family. As an added... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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