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Address: East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: 866-745-1876
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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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Great collection of maritime art and much more!

A 23-foot-long model of the R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth was for me just one of the many highlights of the wonderful collections at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. As... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Arcata, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A 23-foot-long model of the R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth was for me just one of the many highlights of the wonderful collections at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. As a sailing aficionado, I was enthralled with their maritime collection, which included ship models, figureheads, paintings, scrimshaw, and curious items brought back from the Orient by Salem ship captains. The... More 

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salem
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

this museum is one of my favorites , they have so many beautiful displays and a variety of topics , I like that there displays are up front so you can get close to the pieces you are looking at

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

the Duane Michals and Wood art exhibitions were absolutely stunning and well worth the admission price.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a real educational place to go with history Galore. Best museum in MA. Has an eating place and gift shop.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

After my daughter living in Salem for three years we finally made it to the PEM. I was very impressed with the diversity of the collections.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for artifacts on maritime and Asian culture this is your place. If you're looking for anything to do with the 1692 Salem witch trials…. You're out of luck. A very few mentions of it. Almost stepford wives mentality of we don't want to talk about it anymore so look over here kinda thing. It's an important part... More 

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We are regular museum-goers and have the good fortune to visit museums all over the U.S. and Europe. There isn't a regional museum with the breadth and depth of the PEM. Special exhibits several times a year bring us back time and again. This is truly an extraordinary place.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Such a great grouping of collections, ranging from a completely rebuilt house to a maritime collection that's staggering. Also make sure to take advantage of the architectural house tour that's included in the price of your ticket that takes you across the street from the museum as you tour houses through the various ages of Salem. It's great!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Salem in itself is such a beautiful and interesting city. This museum, I think, takes this charm to a whole new level. There is so much to see but the absolute highlight would be the Chinese Museum. Please if you are going to the museum pay a little extra to see the house! They also have excellent highlights tours run... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had some time to kill in Salem back in April and opted for the Peabody Essex Museum rather than the witch attractions. Great decision. The PEM is one of the best museums I have ever visited. I spent about 5 hours and could have explored even more. Some of the highlights? The YinYu Tang House - an entire Chinese... More 

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