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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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Amazing Museum that wasn't expected.

The woodwork attraction they are featuring right now is amazing. We also enjoyed the Maritime Collection. Amazing museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The woodwork attraction they are featuring right now is amazing. We also enjoyed the Maritime Collection. Amazing museum.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is one of those hidden gems as far as I am concerned. The exhibits are terrific and world class.

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Carmel, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Salem is so fortunate to have this iconic, wonderful Museum. We took our grand daughter today and could have spent the entire day with the Reading Time and several activities set-up for youngsters. The Childress Room is SUPERB; not sure whether our grand daughter or we enjoyed it more. The periodic change in exhibits always provides a new experience. The... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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113 reviews 113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a special museum whose regular exhibits reflect what is so unique to New England. The Chinese House exhibit with audio guide and subsequent video are a must and highly educational and interesting.

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Glenmont, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We headed to the PEM because of the weather and really enjoyed our stay. We have an eight year old who isn't usually a fan of museums but she found lots to see and do.

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New York City, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Really lovely building, not a huge collection but very enjoyable. They have a great assortment of interactive things for kids including a maker lab. The chinese house is interesting but not really worth an extra $5. Our son had a fantastic time

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Bakersfield, California
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99 reviews 99 reviews
50 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

went here with my daughter, a museum studies major. The building is light and beautiful. We were lost as to where to go first. The person at the help desk told us about a walking tour that was free. We were glad we signed up for it. We were intrigued by the work of Duane Michaels.i even bought a book... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The large glass solarium was a warm welcome to Salem's landmark Peabody Essex Museum located near the Common in the center of the city. This is a haven for visitors who enjoy a wide range of mediums, from photography and world art to meticulously reproduced models of early whaling vessels. I visited recently during a family trip and enjoyed AUDACIOUS,... More 

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went through this a few times and have found more information each time. If you stop and really listen to the stories of Salem, its funny, but the majority of stories, no matter where you hear them, are very close in facts. Not many people tell different versions.

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Lusby, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Peabody Essex is in itself worth the visit, then add lunch for a memorable day. Delightful menu choices, helpful staff and excellent food.

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