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Address: East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 866-745-1876
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of...
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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Peabody Essex Museum is an excellent place to enjoy a couple of hours or a whole day .

Peabody Essex Museum is a beautiful place with some wonderful art that adults will appreciate. On the weekday that we visited they also had many ways for a child to enjoy the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Colonial Beach, Virginia
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Colonial Beach, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Peabody Essex Museum is a beautiful place with some wonderful art that adults will appreciate. On the weekday that we visited they also had many ways for a child to enjoy the spaces too. We visited some parts of the museum on our own, let grandchild and grandpa spend an hour or more in the children's area playing with various... More 

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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great museum. There is a lot to see and it's not overwhelming either. Also, the Yin Yu Tang House is worth the extra money to see. It is beautiful and intriguing inside!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit well done. Though not a Benton fan, the museum made it very enjoyable. The artist was inspired by events of the time such as 2nd World War & movies.

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York
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We became Benton fans while visiting the Met last year where his America Today murals where being exhibited. So, even though we had just visited the Peabody a few months back for the Art of Wood exhibit, we took the opportunity to see a different perspective on Benton at the Peabody. This exhibit about his Hollywood years is excellently researched... More 

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have been going to the Peabody Essex since it opened and it gets better every year and every exhibit. The current American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood goes well beyond the movie and does a masterful job of explaining how Benton saw history and his world. We also were astonished at the Art in Wood exhibit which is... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum. Based on the areas sea trading past, it has Chinese, Japanese and Indian exhibits, along with a number of temporary exhibits but the highlight for me is the Yin Yu Tang house. Deconstructed in Anhui province in China and paintakingly Reconstructed on the grounds of the museum it is a treasure. Open air in the... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Chinese house was amazing particularly with the audio tour and the docents knowledge. We happened to visit on one of their monthly open evenings and enjoyed music, food and screen printing. Defiantly a must visit

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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum. Enjoyed the Chinese House. To really get the best experience, visit the Chinese art section first, watch the home movies of the original house owners, and then visit the dwelling.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I spent the day at the Peabody Essex Museum with friends who had never been to this Museum. I have been to the PEM a few years ago....We went to the Chinese House first with Audio tours. My friends were impressed. And then toured the rest of the Museum. The Museum has a lot of Nautical paintings showing the history... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Living within an hour of the PEM, it has been fun to be able to visit several times each year. Compared with Boston Museums, PEM is somewhat small in size but not in quality of experience. We recently took a guided tour of this summer's exhibit of the works of Thomas Hart Benton. Seeing the murals and art close up... More 

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Address: Address: East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 866-745-1876
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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