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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
866-745-1876
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Ranked #3 of 44 attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Salem, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I like the Peabody Essex because they have managed to pull in some very high quality temporary exhibitions over the years. Their international reach and clout has grown. With the planned giant expansion, they will likely cement their status for a long time to come.

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum...please don't miss seeing The China House....extraordinary feat to get it to Salem! The other exhibits are great as well....plan to spend a few hours here!

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Salem, MA
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts has an extensive collection. Check their calendar for upcoming special presentions. Can't get enough.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

this museum has more than you'd expect; you can do it in 2 hours, and you can spend many hours there especially if you do the China House

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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Be sure to see the China house. This is how to learn about Salem's history. Wonderful exhibits. Ansel Adams was great. Impressionists was also well worth the visit. Don't miss this & come back often.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Peabody Essex Museum, the PEM as we locals call it, is the third largest museum in Massachusetts. If you're interested in just about anything, you'll find a collection here. Because of Salem's Maritime history you can see some of the best Asian collections in the world, as well as American antique furniture, silver to die for and special exhibits... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This museum is fantastic. It is great for kids as well. The gift shop is large and interesting. The permanent exhibits are great especially the house moved here from china. the revolving exhibits are so interesting

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Salem, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The building is amazingly put together and the art on display is staggering. If your in the north shore of Boston, check it out!

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Shirley, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This Museum is world class and has collections from many corners of the world. From the Orient to Europe to early America; from paintings and pottery to furniture and high fashion. There are even historic houses connected with the property. My advice is to check the PEM website ahead of time to view the current displays and schedule your visit... More

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Portland, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

What a lovely museum with a nice atrium, excellent gift shop, and fascinating temporary and permanent exhibits. The docents and guards were very knowledgeable. Worth a visit on every trip to Salem.

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